Magento CE language-files
This project contains language-files for usage with Magento Community Edition, translated through the following Transifex project: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/magento-ce-1x/
About this project
Transifex is a tool that allows for collaborated translations. Anybody can join in and start translating things easily. We have worked together with the Transifex team to add support for Magento languages-files (CSV-formatted) as well, and this works great. However, to easily download the language-files for direct use in your Magento project, ZIP-files need to be created and language-files need to be downloaded and renamed. This GitHub project does that gathering for you.
Note: These sources are automatically updated through a cronjob, every 8 hours.
FAQ: How to use these translations?
Within this GitHub project, browse to the
packages folder and download the package of
your required language. Next, upload this ZIP-package (for instance
magento-ce-1x-de_DE.zip) to your
Within your Magento folders, locate the
app/locale/ folder. Your language should be listed here as a
subfolder (for instance
app/locale/de_DE). If the folder does not exist, create it. Copy all the
language-files of the ZIP-package to this folder.
FAQ: How to help translating?
Go to https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/magento-ce-1x/ and open up a new Transifex account. Join one of the language-teams. Once your request to join a team is approved, you can start translating.
FAQ: How to clone this project?
Anyone is able to create a new Transifex project, upload the Magento language-files, and start
translating things within their own project. Likewise, you can also start your own GitHub project to
bundle these language-files and create packages. Clone this project. Next, copy the script
update/private.php and enter your own Transifex credentials. Use
.gitignore to exclude that file
from the project. Next, run the script
update/update.php using a PHP command-line client.
FAQ: How can I add new languages to this project?
When you have added a new language to the Transifex project, that project will be automatically
picked up by cronjob to merge it with the GitHub files. If you pick a language code in Transifex
that directly matches the Magento locale (check the
app/locale folder), everything works fine.
However, if the two language codes do not match, please make a pull request for the file
update/mapping.php in this repository. Note that the script will not copy translations from a language
in the project if the translations are under 10%.
Translation of email-templates (
app/locale/en_US/template/email) is currently not supported by
Transifex, so therefor those files are not included here either.
Clone this repo into your
magento/.modman folder. You need to have modman installed: https://github.com/colinmollenhour/modman
Optionally modify the
modman file to include or exclude the languages you would like. Run
modman repair. Enable languages in your magento installation.