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Location: ''Administration > Language > Language editing''
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== Edit strings ==
{{Moodle 1.6}}
*From Moodle 1.6 onwards, text may be changed by editing the language strings, either via ''Administration > Language > Language editing'' 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.
[[Image:Edit-strings.gif|frame|center|Moodle 1.6 admin/lang.php]]
==Previous admin/lang==
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''.
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 ==
* [[Translation]]
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=43 Languages] forum
* Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=49150 Local language] forum discussion

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