Change the language name value in JoomFish language selection module

How to change the text value in JoomFish's module Language Selection from lets say "English (United Kingdom)" to "eng". A simple database modification will do the trick.

  1. Go to your phpmyadmin (or your other database manager, if it is not phpmyadmin)
  2. Select table jos_languages (or if you have a different prefix, just find yourprefix_languages) and click to explore it
  3. Change the values in the field “name”. You'll see that the name for English language is English (United Kingdom). Change the value to 'eng' or whatever you wish.
  4. Save the new value (click Go)
  5. Refresh your page and voila, your language text string value has changed.

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