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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:02 pm
by successlieswithme
its very great to see this forum.

i want to contribute to this one, if you can give me directions.

i want my site completely available in 2 languages english and telugu.
is joomla available in telugu or any1 planning for it?

Re: Telugu

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:46 am
by Vish
Joomla currently does not have telugu lang pack from my best knowledge. If u r interested, I can guide u do a language pack and then we will have telugu lang pack!

Re: Telugu

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:26 pm
by successlieswithme
yes iam damn interested,
please guide me

Re: Telugu

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:59 pm
by Vish
I will post guidelines soon.

Re: Telugu

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:50 pm
by Vish

I appologise for delay in replying. So here is how I would recommend you go about translation in Telugu, for that matter this would be applicable to any language.

Tranlation in any language is very simple. Basically as of Joomla 1.0.5, it has only 3 files that needs to be translated. These files has all the strings that are used in the front and back end of the CMS. These files can be found at //languages/. You will see 3 files with names like


Joomla distribution that you can download from comes with english language files only. IndicJoomla! distribution comes with english and hindi language files.

So, how do you start. Find english language files, namely


I will now start with each files.

This file contains metadata about your template. Details like author, version information, creation date and so on. You need to change this  metadata appropriately. Please note that this file also names the ACTUAL language file that holds the string variables. By default it is .php, english.php. I would recommend that do not change this. This way you can name your language file .php.


This file contains words that needs to be excluded from a search done on your site. Please edit it accordingly. You can leave it as it is if you like.


This is the MAIN language file that holds the strings that needs to be translated. THe strings look like

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This particular like defines a string called _CMD_HIDE and sets its value to Hide.
Now to translate this to say Hindi, we will need to make it look like

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Note that I did not change the string name, but its value...

For those who care, this "thingy" is called name-value pairs. You have a name and its value, and they both make a good pair  ;). To translate, you change the value, NOT the name.

Ands thats about it.

So, for Telugu, you will have three files


Once you have these three files ready, let me know and I can create a sub project in IndicJoomla! for your language. And you are all set.

Re: Telugu

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:04 am
by sekhar_sekhar
Hi thanks for replying guys
i m using joomla 1.5.i dont have the files which u mentioned(.php,.ignore.php,.xml)
how can i create the language pack in joomla 1.5

Thanks in advance........

Re: Telugu

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:19 pm
by eodissa_83
yes is there.. go to /Joomla/language/en-GB there you will get "english.ignore.php" english.php

rest i don't knw