I made the mistake to translate the Drupal interface in my local language. But since the language is set into the database, I can't delete this language using the Drupal UI. And I'm not sure which file(s) to delete in the database.

Does anyone know a (faultlessly) way to translate the Drupal interface back to English?

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You can change the language back to English by adding this to the url of any page:



To have a seperate admin and front end language I'd suggest looking at the Admin Language module - http://drupal.org/project/admin_language


To do this via role have a look at this page - http://deglos.com/blog/2010/06/12/overriding-language-drupal-backend

They are doing what you want with a custom module. You could throw in the user role code there using the global $user.

  • That's something I don't want... The language was English by default and I want to delete my new language so English will be the default Drupal UI language.
    – Michiel
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:08
  • Oh ok. Can't you just go to admin/settings/language and click the delete button?
    – SpaceBeers
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:12
  • Yes, but won't this action delete the whole site set in that language?
    – Michiel
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:13
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    Oh I see. Sorry. You just want the site in one language and the UI in the other? I've edited my answer...
    – SpaceBeers
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:14
  • Ok, great module! But I can't get my users (a separate role) use this module (despite setting the permissions!). Only the admin users gets a translation.
    – Michiel
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:32

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