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==How to Access==
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Select '''Extensions → Language Manager''' from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation '''or''' click the icon '''Language''' in the control center. Under the content tab click on the language to edit.
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==Description==
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In the Language Manager: Edit Content Language you can set the title, SEF, image, code, and description of the installed langauges. You may also update or add meta keywords and description.
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==Screenshot==
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[[Image:Help16-Extenions-Language-Manager-Edit-Content-Language.png]]
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==Details==
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*'''Title.''' The name of the language as it will appear ion the lists.
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*'''Title Native.''' Lenguag title IN the native language.
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*'''SEF.''' SEF for this language. If 'en' is used then it will be added after the site URL. Example: http://mysite.com/en. Note: The prefix must be unique over all the languages.
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*'''Image.''' Name of the image file for this language when using the "Use Image Flags" Language Switcher basic option. Example: If 'en' is chosen, then the image shall be en.gif. Images and CSS for this module are in media/mod_languages/
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*'''Code.''' Enter here the language tag - example: en-GB for English (UK). This should be the exact prefix used for the language installed or to be installed.
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*'''Published.''' Available options are published, unpublished, disabled, trash
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*'''Description.''' Enter a discription for the language
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==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
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[[Image:Help16-Extenions-Language-Manager-Edit-Content-Language-toolbar.png]]
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndNew}}
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help}}
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==Site and Administrator Links==
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At the top left, above the columns, you will see two links as shown below:
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[[Image:Template_manager_links.png]]
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*'''Site.''' Shows the Languages available for the Front-end of the web site.
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*'''Administrator.''' Shows the Languages available for the Back-end of the web site. Note that the languages for the Front and Back end can be different.
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==Quick Tips==
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*Users can use any Language from the list of installed Languages, either by having it assigned in the [[Help16:Users_User_Manager|User Manager]] or by filling out a [[Help16:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#User_Form_Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - User Form Layout]] at the Front end. This will cause the Joomla! system prompts to be generated in this Language just for this User. For example, if a User chooses Spanish as their language, then the Search Module will show with prompts in Spanish.
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*This User's choice is not affected by the Default Language set for the Front-end.
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:*Changing a User's Language or the Default Language does not affect the web site's Articles and other content.
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*'''Important''': Do not delete the default language files (for example, with FTP). This will create errors on both the Front-end and Back-end.
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*Additional Languages can be added using the [[Help16:Extensions_Extension_Manager_Install|Extension Manager - Install Screen]].
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*If desired, you can show the Front-end site in one Language and show the Back-end administration pages in a different Language. Also, individual articles can be configured to use a different language in the Advanced Parameter pane when editing the Article.
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==Related Information==
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*To install more Languages: [[Help16:Extensions_Extension_Manager_Install|Extension Manager - Install Screen]]
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*To uninstall a Language: [[Help16:Extensions_Extension_Manager_Manage|Extension Manager - Manage]]
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*To change the Language for a User: [[Help16:Users_User_Manager_Edit|User Manager - New/Edit]]
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*To set the Language of an Article: [[Help16:Content_Article_Manager_Edit#Parameters_-_Advanced|Article Manager - New/Edit - Parameters - Advanced
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.6|Language Manager Help Screens|Extensions Help Screens|Documentation Working Group}}</noinclude>

Revision as of 23:00, 4 August 2012

Contents

How to Access

Select Extensions → Language Manager from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation or click the icon Language in the control center. Under the content tab click on the language to edit.

Description

In the Language Manager: Edit Content Language you can set the title, SEF, image, code, and description of the installed langauges. You may also update or add meta keywords and description.

Screenshot

Help16-Extenions-Language-Manager-Edit-Content-Language.png

Details

  • Title. The name of the language as it will appear ion the lists.
  • Title Native. Lenguag title IN the native language.
  • SEF. SEF for this language. If 'en' is used then it will be added after the site URL. Example: http://mysite.com/en. Note: The prefix must be unique over all the languages.
  • Image. Name of the image file for this language when using the "Use Image Flags" Language Switcher basic option. Example: If 'en' is chosen, then the image shall be en.gif. Images and CSS for this module are in media/mod_languages/
  • Code. Enter here the language tag - example: en-GB for English (UK). This should be the exact prefix used for the language installed or to be installed.
  • Published. Available options are published, unpublished, disabled, trash
  • Description. Enter a discription for the language
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help16-Extenions-Language-Manager-Edit-Content-Language-toolbar.png

  • Save & Close. Saves the item and closes the edit screen.
  • Save. Saves the item and stays in the edit screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another item.
  • Close. Returns to the previous screen without saving your work. If you press Close while adding a new item, this new item will not be created. If you were modifying an existing item, the modifications will not be saved.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Site and Administrator Links

At the top left, above the columns, you will see two links as shown below:

Template manager links.png

  • Site. Shows the Languages available for the Front-end of the web site.
  • Administrator. Shows the Languages available for the Back-end of the web site. Note that the languages for the Front and Back end can be different.

Quick Tips

  • Users can use any Language from the list of installed Languages, either by having it assigned in the User Manager or by filling out a Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - User Form Layout at the Front end. This will cause the Joomla! system prompts to be generated in this Language just for this User. For example, if a User chooses Spanish as their language, then the Search Module will show with prompts in Spanish.
  • This User's choice is not affected by the Default Language set for the Front-end.
  • Changing a User's Language or the Default Language does not affect the web site's Articles and other content.
  • Important: Do not delete the default language files (for example, with FTP). This will create errors on both the Front-end and Back-end.
  • If desired, you can show the Front-end site in one Language and show the Back-end administration pages in a different Language. Also, individual articles can be configured to use a different language in the Advanced Parameter pane when editing the Article.

Related Information