I am trying to install a French pack for my store and I am on Magento 1.8. The default language for my store is English.

And this is link of the French pack that I found,


But it does not work on my store.

Does this pack compatible with Magento 1.8?

What can I do to have a French version for my store if this pack does not work?

2 Answers 2


I am not sure about the link you gave but check this out. https://web.archive.org/web/20140713085512/http://www.magentocommerce.com/translations/list/9

Here is the French pack. It states that it's 99.5% complete so you won't have to do a lot of work.

My locale's translatios worked like a charm from the above link.


  • Also, in case you need to make specific translations for your theme and design, and you don't want to touch the core translation files, read a short tut i 've wrote recently. medium.com/@kbariotis/64b47377fc9
    – kbariotis
    May 14, 2014 at 19:36
  • thanks. I got that file too and tried it already but it crashed my store. so then I follow this tutorial to install the French pack youtube.com/watch?v=Wclpu44SjIA
    – Run
    May 14, 2014 at 19:54
  • btw, do you have instruction on how to install the zip from magentocommerce.com/translations/list/9?
    – Run
    May 14, 2014 at 19:55
  • The link is not working anymore. Do you have an updated location maybee?
    – Akif
    Feb 23, 2017 at 14:13

please get the french language pack from



this working for 1.9

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