Last updated 23 March 2012. Created on 20 January 2008.
Edited by sylvain_a, birdmanx35. Log in to edit this page.

If you are looking for more information about Language support in Drupal 6, please use the Multilingual handbook.

This is a screencast by birdmanx35, created for a GHOP task.

You can find the screencast at, and download it here. This work is licensed under a
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  • Installing Drupal 6
    • Click "Learn how to install Drupal in other languages".
    • Download a translation file.
    • Select and install the install.po file.
    • Install as normal in the comfort of your native language.
    • After installation, configure your language, and reimport the other .po file.
    • Set up path-based language selection.
  • Translation
    • Enable the Content translation module.
    • Configure the content types to allow translation.
    • Translate some content!
    • Translating the interface- see the links.


  • The Localization client module provides on-page localization editing, to allow for easier contribution to Drupal's translation community.
  • Greg Knaddison (greggles) has come out with an excellent screencast further demonstrating the powers of Drupal 6's language support, and the above module.

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.