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Joomla Localization

Information about how Transifex handles the Joomla (.ini) file format.

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Written by Nina Eleftheriadou
Updated over a week ago

File Extension(s)


i18n type(s)


This is the file format used by the Joomla! CMS. Translations downloaded from Transifex will use the source strings for any empty translation strings and have the relevant entries commented out.

Sample data

FORGOT_YOUR_PASSWORD=Forgot your password?
FORGOT_YOUR_USERNAME=Forgot your username?

Default placeholders

These are the default placeholders that you could have in your file, and they will be recognized:

match: ['%1$s', '%(key1)s', '%s', '%d', '%.2f', '%-5d', '%+2d']

Parser behavior

The following table outlines what occurs to strings when using the API, CLI, or UI to manipulate translation files depending on download mode.

* The results are compatible with parser version 1.

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