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    Language file for packages

    Applies to version 7.3.0 and newer

    While the Umbraco Core ships with its own set of language files, package authors who would like their UI to be multi-lingual, will need to include their own set of language files as part of their package distribution.

    Including new language keys

    For each language your package supports, you include an .xml file in the same format as the core language files, named with its language code. The language files must be located in a lang folder inside your package folder in App_Plugins. If your package assets are in /App_Plugins/mypackage all language files must be placed in the following locations:

    • English keys: /App_Plugins/mypackage/lang/en-US.xml
    • Danish keys: /App_Plugins/mypackage/lang/da-DK.xml

    Language file format

    Each language file can include one or more area, each area contains a collection of language keys with the translation.

    For reference on the language file format see the core language files on GitHub

    Sample structure

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
    <language alias="da" intName="Danish" localName="dansk" lcid="6" culture="da-DK">
            <name>The Umbraco community</name>
        <area alias="dialog">
            <key alias="myKey">Min nøgle</key>
            <key alias="otherKey">Min anden nøgle</key>