Default language resets to English UK

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seanos
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Default language resets to English UK

Post by seanos » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:26 am

I posted previously about this issue, but I’m not sure I got across what was going on.

After watching this carefully for a while I decided it might be automatic update scripts that were causing it, so I’ve made sure to only upgrade from within Joomla. The problem seemed to go away, so I stopped checking after every update, but now I’ve just noticed that the site’s default language is back to English UK (Backend -> Languages: Installed). We don’t use that language on our site at all (it’s not a Content Language) and that default means that the language strings for our membership component can’t be found — it assumes our default language is a non-site language so it doesn’t have a translation and many of the labels end up blank.

Why does this setting keep changing and how can we stop it?

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Per Yngve Berg
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Re: Default language resets to English UK

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:17 am

Set a Language as default in Language Manager

Specify a Language when logging in to administrator.

Set default Language in the user's profile

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Re: Default language resets to English UK

Post by seanos » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:08 am

The language has been set as a default. It just reverts to UK English after an upgrade.


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