Introduction for Developing Language Packs for Zen Cart

Language translations are done on a volunteer basis, so the quality and even installation instructions may vary. The standard installation instructions are in the Storeowner Docs > Admin Pages > Localization > Languages.

You are always welcome to help improve a translation, by either making your suggestions known to the author of the translation or by making your wanted changes yourself.

The handling of language files was re-architected in Zen Cart 1.5.8 to deal with new PHP 8 behavior. Documents in this folder refer to Zen Cart 1.5.8 and above. If you need information on how older versions worked, please see Pre 1.5.8 Language Files.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified November 14, 2022 by Scott C Wilson (ad50b74).