Language editing

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Language editing.

Edit strings

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

Local language pack

Template:Moodle 1.6 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 langconfig.php of your language folder (e.g. datafolder/lang/en) into a new folder (e.g. datafolder/lang/en_local). You will need access to the server to achieve this step - it cannot be done from within Moodle.
  • Add a string for parentlanguage to this file, which points to the language which is the most similar to yours.
  • Make your local language pack the default for the site via Administration >> Configuration >> Variables.
  • Edit only those strings you want to change with the built-in language editor, to be found in Administration >> Configuration >> Language.

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