System Languages

All available languages in BIGACE are configured with INI Files. These files are stored in the directory /system/language/ (up to Version 1.8.3.x these Files where stored in /system/languages/).

In a default installation you can find:

* **de.ini** (for german)
* **en.ini** (for english)

Available languages

  • English (installed with default system)

  • German (installed with default system)

  • Dutch (available as extension)

  • Swedish (available as extension)

Creating Languages

If you need a language different from the default Languages German and English, you have to create a File and a folder in "/system/language/". Both, file and folder use the short language locale as perfix, the file has the suffix ".ini".

For example, you want to use the Dutch language, create:

  • /system/language/nl.ini

  • /system/language/nl/

Language file structure

The language file structure (here in the example the file /system/language/nl.ini) looks like that:

; Language definition for Dutch
; Translations for Dutch made by ????

name            = Dutch
translation     = nl
locale          = nl
full            = nl_NL
charset         = ISO-8859-1
administration  = true

name_de         = "Niederländisch"
name_en         = Dutch

The [translations] are not required, but they will be used (if available) to show the Language name in several Administration formulars. If the required translation is not available, the name is used.

Translating BIGACE

If you created a new language, you might want to translate BIGACE now to this new language. The easiest way is to copy all translation files from /system/language/de/*.ini and then edit them file by file. A administration mask is planned for simplifying this translation process.... but currently it has to be done manually.

Language Flags (Icons)

At last, copy a language icon to the used Admin Style directory. For example, using the Standard Admin Style, this would be /public/system/style/standard/languages/.

The filename is the short locale + ".gif".

To use the example from above (Dutch) you need to create the file:


Good Flag icons can be found at Flag Icons, those are used in the Standard Admin Style.