Which is the right procedure to install a new language in Magento2?

I downloaded the Italian language package from the site Crowdin https://crowdin.com/project/magento-2/it

What I get is a zip whose structure is


I unzipped the archive in my Magento2 root installation and tried to set Italian locale from my backend but nothing happens in the frontend.

Which is the right way do install a new language?

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See this http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/config-guide/cli/config-cli-subcommands-i18n.html

and also this

How to add a new language - Magento 2.0.1


You can have a look at the official GitHub page, in which you'll find all the information about how to install the language pack, using different methods: using Composer or Manual installation.

The page is here: https://github.com/Magento2Translations/language_it_it

If you are looking for a different language, see this list: https://github.com/Magento2Translations

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