We have built one website in English and we want to translate it in Arabic.

Since I am new to Drupal, I am not sure how I can set a theme for English, and one for Arabic. How should I achieve this?


you can check the current language with the languageManager (docs here)


and then you can set a different theme with the theme service


Hope it helps,

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    Maybe adding such code in a "hook_init" into a custom module, so that the theme gets automatically defined when the page loads according to the language should do the job
    – Renrhaf
    Jan 9 '18 at 22:17
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    In D8 this would be in a theme negotiator, see drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/201530/…
    – 4k4
    Jan 9 '18 at 22:45
  • @lchabrand Thanks for your answer. Which file to add above code. I know about themename.theme file or this can only go in module file. I am new to drupal 8 and will try to learn making modules if this code can only go in theme file. Jan 10 '18 at 9:09

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