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For questions related to making an extension support many languages, adding translation strings, creating language overrides etc. * For questions related in creating Joomla sites with multi-lingual content, better use the multilingual tag.

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CSS changes with language - what could be possible causes?

I'm editing a website on Joomla 4.4.3 with someone's custom template, based on T4. I noticed that some of CSS is missing when I switch to German language. For example: @media (min-width: 992px) { ....
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Smart Search translation

In Joomla 4.4.2 the Smart Search component translation doesn't work for any other language then english but it happens only for 6 translations: COM_FINDER_ADVANCED_TIPS_AND; ...
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Joomla 4 / 5 Module Layouts naming

When using the following field in my module xml: <field name="layout" type="modulelayout" label="...
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Joomla 4 / 5 Module Layouts naming [duplicate]

When using the following field in my module xml: <field name="layout" type="modulelayout" label="...
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Line Breaks in Joomla 5 language fles

It seems that a fresh install of J5.0.1 does not allow line breaks in the text value part in a component language file. Is this correct? In previous versions you could break long text strings over ...
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Getting a Joomla 4 API component to work with language files

When programming a component for an API, the config contains the following language file definitions: <api> <files folder="api"> <folder>src</folder> &...
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Is it possible to remove language code for all languages from the URL Joomla 4 website

I have two languages installed on my website I went to the Language Filter plugin, and configured it. "Remove URL Language Code" to "Yes". www.example.com/en/company/contact.html ...
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Why does JText::_ not translate in model field?

Not quite sure how to debug this. We have a modal where labels are shown translated, but the options in the select input are not. $options[] = JHtml::_('select.option', 'GB', JText::_('...
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Special character (%) in language string

I want to output a float price using a language constant like this: MYCONST_VAT="incl. %.2f&#37 VAT" So doing this: echo Text::sprintf('MYCONST_VAT', 19); outputs: incl. 19.00% VAT ...
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Parsing errors in language files

My joomla 3.10 website was transferred to a new server. I get the following error message from the joomla debug console: "JROOT/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_system_jdom.ini : error(s) ...
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Joomla 4 ajax php file in component, $application missing LanguageFactoryInterface::class

In Joomla4 i am creating a ajax.php file for getting json results // Boot the DI container $container = \Joomla\CMS\Factory::getContainer(); $container->alias('session.web', 'session.web.site') ...
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language file naming conventions

Under Joomla 4 the language files for the core extension are no longer prefixed with the language code, e.g. en-GB.com_banners, however when I look in the manifest folders the files are defined with a ...
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Joomla 4 extension language files no longer go to 'site/languages/en-GB' when install via discovery

I'm developing a template and I find it both interesting and confusing to how Joomla 4 loads language files. First there is the templateDetails.xml notation: Cassiopeia uses <languages folder="...
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Should language file definitions/translations be used by multiple forms with the same text?

If you have a set of forms and some of the same fields are used on each form, do you create a language definition for each form's version of the field or just create a definition for the field? For ...
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Home flag in content languages is set to NO and cannot be set back to YES

I am trying to build a multilingual site with Joomla 3.9. Due to unknown reason, one of the "Home" flag in content languages is set to "NO" and I can't set it back to "YES&...
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Joomla 3.9 not reading language override strings for English only

In Joomla 3.9.20, I created a custom front end template. Inside I have the language folder with various languages in this format. For German (example): /templates/mytemplate/de-DE/de-DE.tpl_mytemplate....
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Language Override Include Site Details

I would like to create a language override for both site and administrator. The language constant I am changing is; RSFP_REG_EMAIL_ACTIVATED_BY_ADMIN_ACTIVATION_BODY The content of this is; Hello ...
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Installer cannot find language file, but it does exist

I regularly get an error similar to this: JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist /*******/public_html/dev/tmp/install_5e834b10a9f88/en-GB.plg_system_kou_address_mapper.ini Here is my XML <...
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Remove 'There are no articles in this category.' Text

Joomla 3.9.14 I have a category with no articles, although the sub categories do contain articles. - colours (no articles) -- red (1 article) -- blue (2 articles) I have a menu type Category ...
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Language Constant Not Displaying in External Script

Joomla 3.9.14 I have an external application that uses the script below, allowing users to register as a user on my Joomla site. It all appears to be working apart from error displaying. My code is ...
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Load language files inside custom library

I have a a library inside \libraries\mylib\. That library contains an include.php which uses following to load language files that are also inside a /language folder in the library: $lang = JFactory:...
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Need help getting website multilingual

I'm on Joomla 3.9x and trying to make my site multilingual. Currently it's in Dutch (NL) and I'm trying to get it to English (EN-US). Things I've done so far: Made menu in NL (currently visible) Made ...
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Why do examples show reload=true for loading language files?

Nearly every example I've seen, both in documentation and code examples, show setting the $reload parameter to \Joomla\CMS\Language\Language->load() method as true (e.g. forcing reload of the ...
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Installing language from CLI

Does anybody know of a way to automate the installation of language packs via the CLI, as opposed to using the Extensions -> Language(s) menu in the administrator CMS? I am automating a site build ...
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Code for the Content Language Field type

What is the proper way to call for the Content language field type. My below code works but I don't use the content language field type. I am building a drop down from all available languages. $...
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Incorrect redirect using ZOO item with Joomla's native Language Switcher

I am using the Zoo item component with ZOOlingual and the native Language Switcher. My problem is that when I am on an item detail from a catalog in english, switching in french redirect in french but ...
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How to display the appropriate language in an article?

I have 7 languages installed in my website, but when I try to display content in one country, it shows in another country. How can I change the options? For example, I want to display content in ...
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How to adjust search keyword sanitization settings as language override?

I am working on some custom search plugins and I have a 2-part question regarding the file administrator/components/com_search/helpers/search.php. I want to adjust the sanitization settings without ...
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Joomla! inserts \n in my language string

When I create a language string with multiple HTML elements Joomla! automatically inserts \n between them. This shows up as a literal \n in the string. Does anyone know why and how to overcome ...
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"COM_CONTENT_created_DATE" does not show translation

I am using the FJRelated plugin. There is a menu item for fjrelated to display a page almost the same as Joomla's default Category List. I have this line: <?php echo JHtml::_('grid.sort', '...
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Using language constants in external file

How can I use language constant like JText::_('MY_STRING_FROM_INI_FILE') in external file? UPD: I include joomla system files require_once JPATH_BASE . '/includes/defines.php'; require_once ...
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How to override language filter plugin?

I'd like to tweak my language filter plugin a bit, and if possible, I'd like to do that as an override. I know how to override some features in Joomla, but I'm not sure what to do in case of a system ...
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Load language file in view constructor

I'm trying to break up my translation strings into several files and avoid parsing them all on every request. I know base language files are loaded at Joomla! application initialization. From the API ...
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Export language overrides

I need to export the language overrides which i set in the joomla 3.8 admin. I couldn't find any option at extensions->languages->overrides and i also couldn't find the overrides inside the database. ...
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Installing Language Filter and Language Code system plugins

I have a Joomla website (which I didn't install myself) that seems to be lacking the system plugins "Language Filter" and "Language Code". It seems like it wasn't installed as a multi-language site in ...
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Fallback language when translation does not exist

I have a working multi-language site (joomla core support). My question is, in the case of having an untranslated, for example, an article, is it possible to fallback to the one in the default ...
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I found languages installed and I can't install one

First of all, I have 3 new languages installed on my Joomla! I don't know how, I have no new users so i assume there is a vulnerability that allows languages to be installed somehow. I was on 3.7.4 ...
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Home page a mix of language

Joomla noob here. I've installed vanilla Joomla 3.5.7. Installed a second language (Russian), made it a default language for the site and for the administrator, published it as a content language. ...
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When I install a custom component, language is installed but jomla not detect

That's the structure to a custom component. The installation is OK, but Joomla don't detect the languages that I have to that component. That is the structure to my xml file.
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Homepage is redirecting to Spanish even though site default language is English (303 redirect incorrect)

My client's site http://antoniniandcohen.com is automatically redirecting to /es/ rather than /en/ on the homepage, despite the fact that the site default language is English. I'm not an expert in ...
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Joomla Search Result Article Text Length: Text is truncated in strange places

I am using the Joomla Search module with a Menu Item pointed to '/search'. When a search is performed, the results list a linked title, a snippet, category and the created date. The snippet is ...
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Customize User Account Approved Email

I'm new to Joomla and I'm taking over some other person's previous work. I'm trying to change the wording of the email that a new user receives after they've verified their email and the ...
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Updating component language file without reinstalling it

I'd like to construct a script that imports an XLIFF file and updates the INI language files of our component. However, it seems that the language won't be updated unless the component is fully ...
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Multilanguage component, language is not loaded by manifest

I am trying to create a component. I have the following manifest file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <extension type="component" version="3.4" method="upgrade"> <name>...
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Language files in a plugin

I'm writing a plugin that needs some translatable strings at runtime, but I'm having trouble getting my language file to be picked up. I've got the following: /language/en-GB/en-GB....
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How to add a language pack (or language specific string overrides) to a template?

So, I am in the process of adding a second content language to my joomla site and I'm running into an issue. I have successfully added my second language (German) and have rebuilt my site with the ...
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Change multi-language admin panel setup

I am new to Joomla. I want to create a multi-language website using Joomla CMS. I followed the instructions at https://www.templatemonster.com/help/joomla-3-x-configuration-multilanguage-site.html#...
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Spanish language of my custom component is not working

I have created English and Spanish language file for my Joomla component but when I trying to change Joomla default language then my Spanish language file not working or not overwrite . Please give me ...
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How I can load a sys.ini language file

I need in an own system plugin some language values from a sys.ini language file. I could only found this way to load the normal .ini file: $language = JFactory::getLanguage(); $language->load('...
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Combine Languages with Different Region Code

I'd like to set up a multi-language Joomla site. I don't want to go as far as providing multiple flavors of e.g. English or Portuguese, and I don't want to require users from all English speaking ...
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