The Language Manager is a powerful tool that can help transform your site into a custom community. Whether you want to completely translate your SocialEngine site into a different language, or simply change a phrase such as "Friends" to "Connections", this article can help!
Sometimes, all you want to do is change the wording of a particular phrase. For instance, you may want to change the word "friends" to "connections. Follow the directions below to do that.
There may be occasions when you want to add a phrase to your Language pack. To do that, edit the Language pack and click the "Add New Phrase" button.
Enter your phrase, and click “OK” to save.
If you would like to export a Language pack so that you can edit it using a different editor or offline on your own, you can click on the "export" link next to a default Language pack such as the "English [en]" Language pack. It will then give you a CSV file that you can either open and view or save it somewhere on your computer.
If you have multiple packs installed, the pack you've marked as your "default" will be the Language that displays if a member has not specified their Language of choice. For example if a person goes to your site for the first time, the Language the site will be displayed in will be the "default" Language. To select a Language pack to be your default Language, select the "make default" link next to the Language pack that you would like to make the default.
If you have a Language pack that you want to install, you can import the Language pack by clicking on the "Upload New Pack" button.
It will then ask you which Language that you want to select. This works similar to creating a new Language pack above, where the Language selected could affect the auto selection depending on the locale of the member. Click on the "Choose File" button to select a Language pack from your computer to upload.
When all fields have been filled out, click on the "Upload" button to upload the language pack to your Language Manager.
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