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I am developing multi-sites with the locals. Everything is fine. Is it possible to change the name of locals. I 'd like to give some other names to locals so that those can be more clear while managing the contents.

Please guide me for it.

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You could add new pseudo localization files to Craft craft/app/framework/i18n/data/ and rename (translate) the name of your "language" and other things in these files.

I'd use en.php as a starting point and save it as en_custom.php. Then add a new key/value pair 'en_custom' => 'My Custom Country' to the languages array (line 205 ff.), which is responsible for the translation of the language names.

  • Probably worth noting that modifying anything in the craft/app folder is generally considered bad practice... Your changes can (and likely will) disappear during a future auto-update. That all being said, modifying the core might be your only option here. (reluctant +1) – Lindsey D Jan 20 '15 at 18:31
  • Yes, this is no nice solution (as is to mis-use locales to get some sort of multi-site feature to begin with!!). But it works and auto-update probably doesn't do any harm to "unknown" localization files (Craft can't know if this is a real country, does it?). – carlcs Jan 20 '15 at 19:05
  • Hmm, interesting theory. You might be right that "invented" localization files would be safe, but I personally would hesitate to take that risk. I generally think of auto-updates along the lines of git syncing... ie, "everything in its right place". But you're definitely right (unless P&T says otherwise) that there's no way to do this without tapping into the craft/app folder. – Lindsey D Jan 20 '15 at 19:09
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    The only time it would be overwritten during an auto-update is if, instead of only sending a diff of patched files down, we decide to just swap out the whole app folder cart blanche. I think we've only done that once during a Yii update that touched so many files (thousands) it was less work just to swap out the whole folder. – Brad Bell Jan 20 '15 at 19:39
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    @LindseyD There is about a 100% chance that Craft 3 is going to be a manual update only. – Brad Bell Jan 21 '15 at 15:49

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