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- 1 Where can I set the default language for the site?
- 2 How can I change a word or phrase used in Moodle?
- 3 Why are my changes not saved if I edit a language pack with the Moodle language pack editor?
- 4 I've set a default site language but when I log in it switches to English. Why?
- 5 How can I provide course content in more than one language?
- 6 See also
Where can I set the default language for the site?
Site Administration > Language > Language settings
How can I change a word or phrase used in Moodle?
- Access Administration > Language > Language editing.
- Click the "Edit words or phrases" link in the middle of the page.
- On the edit words or phrases page click the "Switch lang directory" button and a local language folder, parentlanguage_local, will automatically be created in moodledata/lang. Files of edited strings will then be saved in this folder. This is necessary to prevent changes that you make being overwritten by a newer language pack when updating your Moodle site.
- Choose a file to edit. You may need to search through a few files before finding the file containing the word you wish to change. The file moodle.php contains all common site-wide phrases.
- Change the word or phrase.
- Click the "Save changes" button. The changed phrase will be highlighted in a different colour.
Why are my changes not saved if I edit a language pack with the Moodle language pack editor?
This could be caused by a PHP accelerator. Try switching it off (usually in php.ini).
I've set a default site language but when I log in it switches to English. Why?
By default, Moodle detects a user's language from their browser setting. This language auto-detection may be disabled so that the default site language is used instead in Administration > Language > Language settings.
How can I provide course content in more than one language?
Labels, web pages, activity descriptions etc. may be provided in more than one language using the Multi language content filter.
- Using Moodle forum discussions