Languages

Scryfall archives Magic cards in 17 languages (including some unofficial languages).

Each Card object indicates its language in the lang property using an ISO-like code. When available, cards may also include their printed text in printed_name, printed_type_line, and printed_text fields.

Please note that Oracle text is always English, per game rules. Cards printed in non-English languages are a translation of the Oracle text at the time the card was printed, but these texts do not receive errata.

Our support for multiple languages in older sets is limited. We are expanding this data slowly over time.

The current languages are:

Code Printed Code Language Cards Examples

en

en

English

90,999

Example Cards

es

sp

Spanish

42,910

Example Cards

fr

fr

French

46,163

Example Cards

de

de

German

45,828

Example Cards

it

it

Italian

43,091

Example Cards

pt

pt

Portuguese

37,652

Example Cards

ja

jp

Japanese

48,908

Example Cards

ko

kr

Korean

15,297

Example Cards

ru

ru

Russian

21,533

Example Cards

zhs

cs

Simplified Chinese

38,247

Example Cards

zht

ct

Traditional Chinese

23,424

Example Cards

he

Hebrew

1

Example Cards

la

Latin

1

Example Cards

grc

Ancient Greek

2

Example Cards

ar

Arabic

1

Example Cards

sa

Sanskrit

1

Example Cards

ph

ph

Phyrexian

49

Example Cards