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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => Language/Translations => Topic started by: PRO on November 08, 2011, 15:47:47 pm

Title: Language Overrides
Post by: PRO on November 08, 2011, 15:47:47 pm
Vmart 2.0 uses native joomla language folder for language files.

SINCE Jooomla 1.7 (and all Joomla series after ) Has Language Override Ability Now.

WHAT this means: You DO NOT change the original virtuemart language files when you want to change the text.
In the language folder you will have an override folder.

1st: Copy the line of text you want to change in the original language file.
2nd: Paste the Text in the Override file.
3rd: Change the Text in the override file to what you want.

"see 2nd image for an example of doing an english override
! IMPORTANT!!! The encoding must be correct. Best way to make sure its correct if you are not familiar. Make a copy of a language file. Rename it to en-GB.override 
Then, delate all the strings, then, start adding your overrides to it"

THIS, keeps the changes from being changed when you update virtuemart.

YOU: Can also add your own language strings in the override folder.

You can also go to the language manager, and add your own overrides

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Title: Re: Language Overrides
Post by: ivus on August 30, 2012, 22:53:00 pm
You can find a step-by-step tutorial here: (

Thanks bytelord.