Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

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Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

Postby bongobongo » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:49 am

I see that for my installed english and norwegian the related codes are:

en-GB for english
nb-NO for Norwegian bokmaal

Where does joomla get these codes from (for the format above using xx-XX )?
Where can I find a list of all language codes currently supported by Joomla?

Is there anywhere within Joomla directory structure or in database any link between
a language code (in the format above) and related browser language codes?

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Re: Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

Postby ot2sen » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi bongobongo,

bongobongo wrote:Where does joomla get these codes from (for the format above using xx-XX )?

The language naming convention in joomla! [xx-XX] is made of [iso639 language code]-[iso3166 country code]
More info about language packs here: http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_create_a_language_pack
bongobongo wrote:Where can I find a list of all language codes currently supported by Joomla?

Joomla! 1.5 actually support any language. To find currently available language packs from Joomla! Translation Teams you can visit this page:
http://community.joomla.org/translations.html
bongobongo wrote:Is there anywhere within Joomla directory structure or in database any link between
a language code (in the format above) and related browser language codes?

In all the language packs the xml contain a list of locales of the given language, and will automatically chose the first one available at the server that host the website. The webpage will tell your browser that x site is presented in xx-XX language.
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Re: Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

Postby bongobongo » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks a lot for that reply.

Very informative!

One last question:

Do you know where I can get a list of all the xx-XX codes that Joomla uses today?

Is this the best I can use:
http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/jtrans ... _order=asc

Or is there a list somewhere else that is better to use?

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Re: Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

Postby ot2sen » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:12 pm

bongobongo wrote:Thanks a lot for that reply.
Do you know where I can get a list of all the xx-XX codes that Joomla uses today?

Its not that joomla use a predefined list. New language packs show up each week and its so to speak an ever growing list.

Maybe you could explain what you are trying to accomplish? :)
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Re: Have some questions related to language codes used in Joomla

Postby navbgsim » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:45 am

Sen is right... Each time I care to look I find a new Indian language... Same applies to others...


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