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

63,656

Example Cards

es

sp

Spanish

33,722

Example Cards

fr

fr

French

34,481

Example Cards

de

de

German

33,837

Example Cards

it

it

Italian

34,135

Example Cards

pt

pt

Portuguese

30,134

Example Cards

ja

jp

Japanese

36,485

Example Cards

ko

kr

Korean

14,076

Example Cards

ru

ru

Russian

19,643

Example Cards

zhs

cs

Simplified Chinese

28,235

Example Cards

zht

ct

Traditional Chinese

21,530

Example Cards

he

Hebrew

1

Example Cards

la

Latin

1

Example Cards

grc

Ancient Greek

1

Example Cards

ar

Arabic

1

Example Cards

sa

Sanskrit

1

Example Cards

ph

ph

Phyrexian

9

Example Cards