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Language Packs and Localised Releases PDF Print E-mail

Joomla! speaks many languages.

There are quite a few options and strategies available to making Joomla! speak your language. This page will help describe the options and point you in the right direction.

First question is - which version of Joomla! ?


 Joomla! 1.0.x
 Joomla! 1.5 

In this version of Joomla! only the site user interface can be localised (translated). The administrator interface is in English.

Language files for the front end site can be found in many locations. See links below.

There are several fully localised version of Joomla! 1.0.x available. These are derivative works and are not core releases of Joomla! 1.0.x. 

In Joomla! 1.5 all user interfaces can be localised. This includes the installation, the administrator interface and the front end site.

The core release of Joomla! 1.5 is shipped with mutliple language choices in the installation but languages for the site and administration interfaces need to be added after installation. (Other than English). Links to such language packs exist below.

Translation Teams for Joomla! 1.5 may have also released fully localised installation packages where site, administrator and sample data are in the local language. These localised releases can be found in the specific team projects on Joomlacode.


Joomla! 1.0.x Links to Language Packs and Localised Releases:


Joomla! 1.5 Links to Language Packs and Localised Releases:



Mutli-lingual sites:

Joomla! can be adapted to provide multi-lingual sites by installing the Joom-Fish component. 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 January 2009 )