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

Hello!

 

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 https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php?title=Customising/Language_Strings 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,

Andrew

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,

 

Tim

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