Preferred Language Options

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    All Moodle sites are configured to work with two types of language packs:

    Community version - These include translations of core Moodle, along with a limited amount of third party plugins. The site administrator must download these and install them on the site.

    Moodlerooms version - These include professional translations of Moodlerooms components, along with some changes to Moodle and third party plugins. These language packs come pre-installed on all Moodlerooms sites, but they are hidden from users by default.


    Available languages

    These are available languages and their codes.

    • Traditional Chinese: zh_tw
    • Czech: cs
    • Dutch: nl
    • English: en
    • Finnish: fi
    • French: fr
    • German: de
    • Italian: it
    • Japanese: ja
    • Polish: pl
    • Brazilian Portuguese: pt_br
    • International Spanish: es

    Configure the preferred language choices for users

    Steps: Administration > Site administration > Language > Language settings

    1. From Site administration select Language and Language settings.
    2. Select which language choices to show:
      • To show all available language choices to users, delete any codes that appear in Languages on language menu box. This allows your users to select from a list of all the pre-installed language pack choices that appear in the Preferred language menu.
      • To limit the number of language choices available to users, enter the corresponding comma-separated language code in the Languages on language menu box. This requires your users to select from a specific list of Preferred languages, determined by the codes entered in the box.
      • See the available language codes
    3. Choose a Default language from the menu. Users can override this using the Preferred language option when editing their personal profile.
    4. Select Save Changes.