This page explains the changes of the language file specification from version 1.5 to 1.6. As this is currently under development it is not merged back to the central specification page.
The 1.5 specification is described in Creating a language definition file.
Overview of changes in Joomla 1.6
- The KEY is now defined to be
- without any whitespace. All whitespace shall be converted into a underscore '_'
- All KEY's in the frontend shall include a prefix of the extension
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