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I need to change the default language on my site. The new language files are created and the language is set as default on Admin but when you enter the site,... the default language is still english



Please help

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This has to do with your window language (my client window is french and her start page is french, my window is english and my start page on her site is english)

There is a wat to solve this but i dont remember but if you type *default language* in the search engine ....you will get your answer



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In your catalog/includes/application_top.php file change:

if (!$HTTP_GET_VARS['language']) $lng->get_browser_language();

to this:

//    if (!$HTTP_GET_VARS['language']) $lng->get_browser_language();

Just commented out ...put the 2 // in front



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I was wondering if you knew how to make one page in say Canada language and the rest in of the site United states


Almost the same but need the canada pages in canada to charge canadian prices just trying something new.


Is this possible without letting the user choose the language

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  • 5 months later...


I upgraded to 2.2 and neede to comment out this section:



/* if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['language']) && tep_not_null($HTTP_GET_VARS['language'])) {


} else {



per http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36173





How will the browser understand that it's a page for Canada? Will there be a parameter?


Lets say you var is: $whereamI = 'CANADA';

You can use a function I guess, needs workig in syntax.:

if (($HTTP_GET_VARS['whereamI']=='CANADA') {




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  • 9 months later...

it worked on my german shop too (2.2) with the second modification.


why is this not solved in the oscommerce store CVS?

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but i got a new problem then: i could not change back to english language, it stayed always on german.


a better solution is this in In your catalog/includes/application_top.php file:

change just this in line 278:



      # changed
     # from http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36173
     # before:
     # $lng->get_browser_language();

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