Making non-core language packs

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To make a non-core language pack in 2.5 is quite different from making a Core pack.

The type of package is a "file" type.

Here is a typical xml including installing ini files into the administrator and site default language folders for one language and one extension only. One can include many languages and many extensions.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="file" version="2.5" method="upgrade">
	<name>Myextension_fr-FR</name>  //
	<author>French Translation Team</author>
	<creationDate>24 Janvier 2012</creationDate>
	<copyright>(C) 2005-2012 Whoever</copyright>
	<license> GNU/GPL</license>
	<!-- Fileset definition -->
		<files folder="admin/fr-FR" target="administrator/language/fr-FR">  // back-end
		<files folder="site/fr-FR" target="language/fr-FR">  //front-end

The .zip in this case is composed of the xml above and 2 folders: site and admin, each of them containing a fr-FR folder with the ini files.

myextension_fr-FR_install.xml //name can be anything.

site/fr-FR/ + all ini files

admin/fr-FR/ + all ini files

The result is the installation of the ini files in an existing fr-FR folder or creating one if does not exist.

It has no impact on existing files. Uninstalling the "File" pack (Extensions Manager=>Manage=>Filter by "file") will only uninstall the ini files listed.

NOTE: In 2.5, except if one uses a specific script, the language xx-XX folders will always be created if they do not already exist.