Install a jDownloads Language Pack
IntroductionAdding another language to jDownloads is a straight forward operation.
This article does not cover creating a new multilingual site or converting an existing 'single language' site to a multilingual site.
To make a multilingual site please see the article Multilingual support (opens in a new tab/window).
In this article we will use loading the specific French language pack for jDownloads.
Install the Joomla! language
This will open up a long list of all the available Joomla! languages for the Joomla! Administrator and the Joomla! Content views as shown opposite.
So scroll down to the desired language, French in this case, and click on the button.
After a delay whilst the language is installed there will be a sutable message indicating completion.
If you scroll down again then you will see that there is now button for the French language, showing it has been installed.
Enable Content Languages
Install jD Language Pack
That is just for installing languages for Joomla! itself.
Basically the process is to download the appropriate jDownloads language pack and then install as if it were a regular extension.
Also note that the same translations are used for both jDownloads 3.9 and jDownloads 4.x
Find jD Translation
The first step is to go to the jDownloads documentation site (opens in a new tab/window) and then click on the Translations menu item as illustrated opposite.
Note the restriction in red text - we are trying to resolve this.
The language files are listed below this message.
Just scroll down to find the required language and click on the Title of the required language.
As noted above, each language pack is a zip file with about 50 language files in it. These are for the component, modules and plugins that form jDownloads. We are very gratefull to the volunteer translators from all over the world for these translations.
NB If you are familar with English as well as your native language you might like to join, or even create, a language team to help finish. Initially please contact us through the Forum.(opens in a new tab/window)
Download jD language
Personally I use a folder called 'jD Language Files'.
Install jD language
So use the normal Install as you would for any extension as indicated opposite. Do NOT use the 'Install Languages'
Use , and then , locate the downloaded language file and load into the upload area. The installation starts as usual.
You now have the specific jDownloads language files in place.
These are organised by the language codes so for example the French language file for the component would be in 'administrator/language/fr-FR/fr-FR.com_jdownloads.ini' and for say the Top Module as 'fr-FR.mod_jdownloads_top.ini' .
ColinM 28 September 2019, modified August 2020, June 2023