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Text in Moodle may be changed by editing the language strings, either via Administration >> [[Configuration]] >> Language or directly i.e. in ''moodledata/lang/''.
 
Text in Moodle may be changed by editing the language strings, either via Administration >> [[Configuration]] >> Language or directly i.e. in ''moodledata/lang/''.
* Click the button "switch" 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.
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* Click the button "switch" 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 will prevent your local changes to be overwritten by a newer language pack while updating.
 
* When returning to edit further strings, check that files of edited strings will again be saved to the folder ''parentlanguage_local'', switching folder if necessary.
 
* When returning to edit further strings, check that files of edited strings will again be saved to the folder ''parentlanguage_local'', switching folder if necessary.
  

Revision as of 23:07, 14 January 2007

Manage language

Template:Moodle 1.6 Moodle 1.6 includes a Language import utility.

Edit strings

Template:Moodle 1.6 Text in Moodle may be changed by editing the language strings, either via Administration >> Configuration >> Language or directly i.e. in moodledata/lang/.

  • Click the button "switch" 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 will prevent your local changes to be overwritten by a newer language pack while updating.
  • When returning to edit further strings, check that files of edited strings will again be saved to the folder parentlanguage_local, switching folder if necessary.

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Previous admin/lang

Template:Moodle 1.5 Text in Moodle 1.5 may be changed by editing the language strings, either via Administration >> Configuration >> Language or directly e.g. in lang/en.

Local language pack

To ensure that any changes are not overwritten by a new version when upgrading, you need to create your own local language pack as follows:

  • Copy the contents of your language folder (e.g. lang/en) into a new folder (e.g. lang/en_local) - you will need access to the server to achieve this step, it cannot be done from within Moodle.
  • Make your local language pack the default for the site via Administration >> Configuration >> Variables.

See also