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Location: ''Administration > Language > Language editing''
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== Edit words or phrases ==
[[Image:Edit-strings.gif|thumb|Language editing in Moodle 1.6]]The language editing interface enables you to easily change any word or phrase used on the site. For example, you may want to change the word "Course" to "Area".
[[Image:Editing-language-moodle-19.gif|thumb|Edit words or phrases in Moodle 1.9.5]]
To edit a word or phrase:
#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.
#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 color.
If you wish to make further changes later, be sure to check that files of edited strings will again be saved to the folder ''parentlanguage_local'', switching folder if necessary.
Note: From Moodle 1.9 onwards, the option to switch is no longer provided and edited strings are automatically saved in the local language folder.
==Changes in 1.9==
[[Image:screenshot-admin-lang-19.png|thumb|Language pack maintaining in Moodle 1.9]]
{{Moodle 1.9}}* From Moodle 1.9 onwards, only users with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/site:langeditmaster|moodle/site:langeditmaster]] may modify the master language packages (i.e. those being saved in ''moodledata/lang/''). By default, the admin role has this capability set to prevent. It is expected that only language maintainers will manually allow this for themselves. Language pack maintainers have an aditional "Language pack maintaining" tab.
* From Moodle 1.9 onwards, only users with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/site:langeditlocal|moodle/site:langeditlocal]] may customize the site translation (i.e. files being saved in ''moodledata/lang_local/''). Admins are allowed to do this by default.
* Added ability to edit language files in non-standard locations, i.e. string files for various types of plugin (e.g. blocks, database presets, 3rd party modules etc.)
* Features coming soon: The ability to edit help files in non-standard locations and translate local modifications of help files.
== See also ==
* [[Language FAQ]]
* [[Translation]]
* [[Development:Places to search for lang strings]]
* [[Talk:Language editing]] for information on language editing in Moodle 1.5
* [http://www.moodletutorials.org/view_video.php?viewkey=4a10e0db5e4b97fc2af3 Tutorial Showing How to Change a Word or Phrase in Moodle 1.9]
Using Moodle forum discussions:
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=49150 Local language]
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=78225 Editing help files]
[[pt:Edição da língua]]

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