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Internationalization Lib for Minetest

By Diego Martínez (kaeza). Released under Unlicense. See for details.

This mod is an attempt at providing internationalization support for mods (something Minetest currently lacks).

Should you have any comments/suggestions, please post them in the forum topic. For bug reports, use the bug tracker on Github.

How to use

If you are a regular player looking for translated texts, just install this mod like any other one, then enable it in the GUI.

The mod tries to detect your language, but since there's currently no portable way to do this, it tries several alternatives:

  • language setting in minetest.conf.
  • LANGUAGE environment variable.
  • LANG environment variable.
  • If all else fails, uses en.

In any case, the end result should be the ISO 639-1 Language Code of the desired language.

Mod developers

If you are a mod developer looking to add internationalization support to your mod, see doc/


If you are a translator, see doc/

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