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Joomla! uses three language packages, one for the front end, one for the administrator and one for installation.
  
 
For practical information on the way to make core Translation files, please see forum: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254709
 
For practical information on the way to make core Translation files, please see forum: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254709
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Many people find it helpful to use the [[http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,1776/Itemid,35/ | translation manager extension]].
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Language naming convention in Joomla are
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language and ISO code. Use 2 letters when available.
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[[http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php]]
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Reference concerning country codes
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[[http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/english_country_names_and_code_elements.htm]]
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Because language strings may change it is best to create your packages using either [[http://developer.joomla.org/code.html | the nightly build or subversion]].
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Name of package should be:
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xx-XX //use your language's ISO code.
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Locale:
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Information on available locales may be found here. [[http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=25077]]
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If, for any reason, some ini or xml  language files are edited manually with a text editor, they have to be saved with the encoding UTF8 NO BOM.

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If someone has some time, please transfer/rewrite the information from the following reference into this page. Thank you.

Joomla! uses three language packages, one for the front end, one for the administrator and one for installation.

For practical information on the way to make core Translation files, please see forum: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254709

Many people find it helpful to use the [| translation manager extension].

Language naming convention in Joomla are

language and ISO code. Use 2 letters when available. [[1]]

Reference concerning country codes [[2]]

Because language strings may change it is best to create your packages using either [| the nightly build or subversion].

Name of package should be: xx-XX //use your language's ISO code.

Locale: Information on available locales may be found here. [[3]]

If, for any reason, some ini or xml language files are edited manually with a text editor, they have to be saved with the encoding UTF8 NO BOM.