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Tim Newham's profile picture
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28 June 2011, 4:06 AM



usual newbie disclaimer apologising if this is answered elsewhere but I couldn't find it easily.... I'm evaluating Mahara as a tool to use for medical doctors in the UK. I think the functionality is a great fit but the on-screen labels will cause them problems (they won't want to think of themselves as "students" for example). So: are the labels configurable using admin roles? Or would I need to engage a developer to change them? Or is this not possible at all?


thanks very much!


Tim Newham

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28 June 2011, 4:34 AM

Hi Tim,

This is pretty easy to do and there are two ways of doing it.

The easiest, and arguably best for your purposes, way of doing so is by creating a local language translation. There are instructions available at but essentially, you need to find every occurence of the strings you want to change, and override those in the local directory. It's a little time consuming.

The other way would be to create a completely new language translation. This is probably not what you want as it would allow your students to switch back to the default English (International) translation.

I hope that this gives you some pointers in the right direction,


Tim Newham's profile picture
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28 June 2011, 4:40 AM

Andrew that's great, thanks very much. Very clever!


Best wishes,



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