I have installed Magento Core Modules French Language Pack in my Magento setup.

But I am not sure how it works. I haven't seen any documentation.

My Magento setup is divided in different views for the different languages.

How can I apply this module for a view so that part of the website is french?

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Set the locale in your store settings:

  • In the admin, navigate to System > Config > General
  • Change the store dropdown to the desired store to change the language
  • Select the appropriate language from the locale dropdown
  • Click 'save'

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  • For some reason the page is still in english. The menu is still in english. (My Account, My WishlistMy Cart, Checkout, Log In) Why is that? I did the changes you propose.
    – jnbdz
    Oct 22, 2013 at 2:53
  • Your theme may not be set up for translation. Disable your custom package/theme and try it on the base/default package and see if the issue persists.
    – philwinkle
    Oct 22, 2013 at 3:02
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    Your theme should be using the translator for all echo statements including static navigational elements. For instance instead of <ul><li>Home</li></ul> use this: <ul><li><?php echo $this->__('Home'); ?></li></ul>
    – philwinkle
    Oct 22, 2013 at 14:42
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    I solved it. The problem is that I used Francais (Canada) and not Francais (France).
    – jnbdz
    Oct 22, 2013 at 15:53
  • 1
    Ah, yes. Nicely done.
    – philwinkle
    Oct 22, 2013 at 16:22

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