CB 1.2.2 Language Package Guide

Technical documentation
18 July 2010

CB 1.2.2 can “speak” different languages with the assistance of CB Language plugins. A CB Language plugin is a special kind of CB plugin. Your CB 1.2.2 distribution package contains a built-in default language plugin with English language strings.

CB ‘queries’ the CMS system regarding which is the ‘active’ language. In Joomla 1.5.X, the website administrator has installed one or more ‘Language’ extensions (Joomla 1.5.X: Extensions Language Manager) and has selected one as the default language.

In Joomla 1.5.X, users are permitted to select there preferred language assuming of course that the website administrator has installed additional Joomla 1.5.X languages. CB 1.2.2 also supports this user-specific language personalization allowing users to select their language preference via a drop-down language select field when editing their CB profile. JoomFish component can also be used for front-end language changing and CB will support this also.

To assist translators in the CB Language plugin creation process, the CB Team has created an package as a CB 1.2.2 English Language plugin.