Are three separate language files really necessary?

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Martin Brampton

Feb 27, 2024, 6:31:20 AMFeb 27
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Joomla has a language file for the user side, and two for the admin side. Is this really necessary? It would be much simpler to have just one, and there are often cases where the same language string is needed on both site and admin sides.


Feb 27, 2024, 8:28:40 AMFeb 27
LOL. Martin Brampton… Funny to see you here.
Long time since Mambo spork. Please find an image hereby as a rare souvenir.

Joomla 4.3.4 => joomla.ini
Admin/api: 946 lines
Site: 525 lines.

For 15 years already (joomla 1.5, January 2008), Joomla lets users create their own site-only language without a specific admin language as they can use an existing one for another language (as long as they use the correct language code). Example : en-GB for admin and bo-CN for site.
No need to translate/create 400+ lines.


Martin Brampton

Feb 27, 2024, 9:01:14 AMFeb 27
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Thanks - although I certainly wasn't the last one to leave Mambo! Why would having a single file prevent different languages for site and admin?
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