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Upgrading : Language File wizard #256470 02/12/2015 4:55 PM
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For peace of mind i need to ask the question as its been so long. . .

7.5.9 has Language file changes.

I will be upgrading from 7.58 to 7.59
I have made lots of changes to my language files making them more local to me.

When i do the upgrade and it updates the language files what is the process ?

Will it overwrite any existing language changes i have made ?
Will it ignore any language changes ive made ?
And any i don't have does it just add them ?

I always back them up prior to an update but hold my breath in case my hard work is rubbed out.

How does the Process work updating the language files via the update wizard.


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Re: Upgrading : Language File wizard [Re: Mark S] #256498 02/12/2015 6:53 PM
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The upgrader just checks for new/changed strings and replaces them for you (unless you select the "i will update my lang files myself" option).

I'd back up what you already have, just in case.


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Re: Upgrading : Language File wizard [Re: Mark S] #256499 02/13/2015 3:29 AM
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So if the string is Modified its not updated ?

And

If it does not exist (New) its created ?


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Re: Upgrading : Language File wizard [Re: Mark S] #256501 02/13/2015 11:01 AM
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I believe the upgrader simply looks for "updated" or "new" as far as what to do with strings. If it's marked as "updated" it'll try to update the field, "new" it'll insert the field.



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Re: Upgrading : Language File wizard [Re: Mark S] #256502 02/13/2015 11:20 AM
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"install/upgrade.php" looks within the "LANGUAGE_CHANGES.txt" file for "CHANGED", "NEW", "REMOVED" line items.
There is also "DELETED", for removing the whole language file -- very rare.

Looking at this single line within LANGUAGE_CHANGES.txt, just for example:
VERSION-7.5.9:CHANGED:FILE-addpost.php:KEY-$ubbt_lang['POST_ICON']:VALUE-"Post Icon";

CHANGED - Changed Language Strings
1. The upgrade file will look at the version: VERSION-7.5.9
2. It will take the COMMAND of: CHANGED
3. It will look in this FILE: addpost.php
4. For this KEY: $ubbt_lang['POST_ICON']
5. And will rename whatever VALUE is currently there, to this: "Post Icon"

NEW - New Language Strings
If COMMAND = "NEW", the line will be added to the end of the language FILE

REMOVED - Removed Language Strings
If COMMAND = "REMOVED", then it the FILE will be searched for that KEY and will remove just that line.

DELETED - Remove Language Files
This will delete the whole language file. It cleans up files that are no longer used. Its very rare that this option is ever used, but it does get used.


Within the upgrade process, there are two button options given when you reach the language upgrade steps.
option 1 - "Update my language files"
this will automatically do everything for you. If you have custom modifications within your language files, its recommended to update them yourself, and choose option 2

option 2 - "I have updated my language files by hand"
This will bypass the language file updater, allowing you to use a program such as, "BeyondCompare" to compare and manually update your current language files with the new ones from the /languages/english/ directory.


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Re: Upgrading : Language File wizard [Re: Mark S] #256509 02/15/2015 9:55 AM
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Thanks guys clear Now smile


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