Questions tagged [language]

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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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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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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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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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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Remove language code from url

I'm having a slight issue with a multi language site. I am using FaLang to handle translations of 4 languages (English, Spanish, French and Italian) on a 3.3.6 Joomla installation with English set as ...
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How to add hidden field with language code to Rsform?

How can I add a hidden field to a RSForm form with a language code value like en-GB? If I can receive the language code with the form submission, then I can ensure that my external application sends a ...
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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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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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How do I create URLs that points to a localized menu entry?

I'd like to create a URL to a localized menu entry. How would I do this? Can I use the Route class?
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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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Using custom image flags with language switcher module

I want to display my custom flags images at the language switcher module. How can I replace the default flags of the module?
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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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Hide languages from the Language Switcher

I have a question about the Joomla language switcher module. I would like to hide the option to switch to English language on the website. I can't unpublish the English language because then it says ...
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Show content in 2 different languages

This is hard to explain, but still I will try my best to do so. I want to set up a multilingual Joomla website, with 2 languages. For each language I want to have checkboxes in the menu. Let's say, ...
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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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How to remove en from my site urls?

After recovering joomla site from failed upgrade and from corrupt backup i at least got it to display something but now all my pages by default point to /index.php/en/ and because its pointing to "en" ...
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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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Need help getting website multilingual

I'm on Joomla 3.9x version 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 ...
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Joomla! 3.6.2 Template Purity III Layout Glossary - second alphabet ordering

I'm on Joomla! 3.6.2 with Purity III template (JA). I try to use the glossary layout with Cyrillic alphabet but the php doesn't check the language and puts the articles in alphabet order only in ...
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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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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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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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How to manage language variables inside JavaScript?

In my custom component I do a lot of JavaScript validation for each view. The validation throws various error messages and those messages are configured inside the language file en-GB.com_mycomp.ini ...
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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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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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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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Account logs out when i change the language of the site

I'm currently using Joomla! 3.4.8 for my multi-language site, for the member access area I've created menu links of type "connexion" for each language with associations between them. My problem here ...
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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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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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How to use backend language file from custom component in frontend

it is boring that lots of code must be created in a Joomla component for backend and also front end. So I would like to use the administrator language file of my custom component for my front end. I ...
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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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Loading images in a multi-language multi-site configuration

I have some custom components that specify images either in CSS or inline with relative paths: <img src=\"images/loader.gif\"> The problem is that I have a multi-site configuration (I don't ...
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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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Getting current language in Joomla 3 in external script seems difficult.. but works fine in J2.5

I´m aware that a similar qustion is asked here: Get current language in external script (Joomla 3.3) but it seems that noone has understood the problem correctly. I´m having the exact same problem, ...
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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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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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Remember language with no content-languages site

Hello I'm developing a website that has not content languages, it would be some kind of joomla administrator, only language strings are loaded (no contents needed for this website). I want that Joomla ...
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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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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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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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No available languages to install at the moment

What can be the reason for not being able to install languages through admin? I am getting: There are no available languages to install at the moment. Please select the "Find languages" ...