I'm developing a module and i want to set up a multiple language support to my custom module.

So my procedure are this on my custom module root directory is something like this.


inside on my en-GB.mod_module.ini

MOD_MODULE_DESCRIPTION = "Sample Description for my module"

now on my manifest xml file.

        <languages folder="admin/language">
            <language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.mod_module.ini</language>         
            <language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.mod_module.sys.ini</language>

eventhough I follow the correct instructions in joomla docs, upon installation the MOD_MODULE_DESCRIPTION is not working. I know that once you successfully installed your extension joomla show a feedback message with the description of your extension.

why its not working?


Well ok, that was a hassle. Basically put your language files in


and then put this in your xml file, but not inside the administration block.

<languages folder="language">
    <language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.mod_module.ini</language>
    <language tag="en-GB">en-GB/en-GB.mod_module.sys.ini</language>

For some reason joomla! is really picky about this on loading this on the installation phase, even thou everything might work afterwards.

Oh and credit where credit is due. Here I found the answer.

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