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Google Summer of Code Produces Better Language Support for Joomla Core

Google Summer of Code Produces Better Language Support for Joomla Core

One of the best things about the Joomla CMS and the Joomla community as a whole is that it truly tries to be global and inclusive in nature. A lot of discussion and debate surounds the issue of language availability in Joomla, and many hours of development work have gone into providing a multi-lingual experience for those using Joomla as their web platform. Over the past few months, Google's Summer of Code project has brought about even greater support for language packs in the Joomla core.

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Language

Language:
A specific Joomla Extension type that provides a method of translating pieces of text in both the front end of a website as well as the Administrator interface.

The ability to add different languages by installing different language packs is one of Joomla's main strengths in the international community. Joomla comes shipped with core language packs, such as English, but third party language packs can also be easily installed into a Joomla website. Languages add a great amount of flexibility in terms of translating a website and offering access to many different areas of the world.

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Language overrides from Administrator

Language file overrideVarious functions in Joomla require certain text to be displayed. These values are stored in various text files and previously you could only change the text by finding and downloading the correct file, changing the text and then uploading the file again. And then repeating the process if you got it wrong. Fortunately there is a much easier solution now and this post explains how to use the language override feature.

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Joomla language files

How to change the text that appears with many common Joomla functions.

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