Author Topic: How can i convert a older language file to the new Joomla 1.6/1.7 format  (Read 8971 times)

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Offline Arno

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When you will convert a old language file (for Joomla 1.6) to the new language format for Joomla 1.6/1.7, here is a short how-to:

Please check first, whether a new language file exists always.
- Search first in the download area.
- Search then here on www.transifex.net: jDownloads

When it not exists, you can begin the work:

I have the convert script from Peter van Westen (NoNumber Extensions), a little bit modified.
So it works now good for the older jDownloads language files.

This is a php script that converts Joomla 1.5 style jDownloads language files to Joomla 1.6 style.
- Download and unzip the file below
- Put then the folder (ini15to16) on your (local) server
- Place the folders/files you want converted in the '1.5' folder
- Run the script by opening the path in your browser
- All done! All .ini files will be converted and placed in the '1.6' folder
- Rename the: xx-XX.com_jdownloads.menu.ini file to: xx-XX.com_jdownloads.sys.ini before you move it in the installation package!
- You must also change this file name in the installation .xml file.

Open the new files in notepad++ (freeware).
Search to ="" and delete all founded Keys (lines)
Save it as: utf-8 without BOM

Create now a account on http://www.transifex.net so you can use his service for your work.

Local can you use a editor like notepad++.
Make sure, that your save the file as utf-8 without BOM.

When you has checked and corrected all files, you must create a Joomla 1.6/1.7 compatible installation package for it.
Please read here:
Making a Language Pack for Joomla 1.6

Please read also this thread:

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« Last Edit: 07.08.2011 21:09:12 by Arno »
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Offline mehamgul101

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well this is one of your useful link here and really i was wanted to see the french language to convert its old version in to new but that time i was not know that how to do it so finally you have told us here all of about it and thanks for it .....

Offline henrik1782

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This is a lang file converter for you joomla administration, very handsome when you need to migrate from J1.5 to J1.7