Language Codes

Having started developing multi-language components, it was important that I get a general idea as to what languages are abbreviated to. Usually I only write english files (en-GB) but it's not very international and narrow-minded to think only English speakers will use Joomla! CMS. The below is for reference only:

Language Codes
afAfrikaanssqAlbanian
ar-saArabic (Saudi Arabia)ar-iqArabic (Iraq)
ar-egArabic (Egypt)ar-lyArabic (Libya)
ar-dzArabic (Algeria)ar-maArabic (Morocco)
ar-tnArabic (Tunisia)ar-omArabic (Oman)
ar-yeArabic (Yemen)ar-syArabic (Syria)
ar-joArabic (Jordan)ar-lbArabic (Lebanon)
ar-kwArabic (Kuwait)ar-aeArabic (U.A.E.)
ar-bhArabic (Bahrain)ar-qaArabic (Qatar)
euBasquebgBulgarian
beBelarusiancaCatalan
zh-twChinese (Taiwan)zh-cnChinese (PRC)
zh-hkChinese (Hong Kong SAR)zh-sgChinese (Singapore)
hrCroatiancsCzech
daDanishnlDutch (Standard)
nl-beDutch (Belgium)enEnglish
en-usEnglish (United States)en-gbEnglish (United Kingdom)
en-auEnglish (Australia)en-caEnglish (Canada)
en-nzEnglish (New Zealand)en-ieEnglish (Ireland)
en-zaEnglish (South Africa)en-jmEnglish (Jamaica)
enEnglish (Caribbean)en-bzEnglish (Belize)
en-ttEnglish (Trinidad)etEstonian
foFaeroesefaFarsi
fiFinnishfrFrench (Standard)
fr-beFrench (Belgium)fr-caFrench (Canada)
fr-chFrench (Switzerland)fr-luFrench (Luxembourg)
gdGaelic (Scotland)gaIrish
deGerman (Standard)de-chGerman (Switzerland)
de-atGerman (Austria)de-luGerman (Luxembourg)
de-liGerman (Liechtenstein)elGreek
heHebrewhiHindi
huHungarianisIcelandic
idIndonesianitItalian (Standard)
it-chItalian (Switzerland)jaJapanese
koKoreankoKorean (Johab)
lvLatvianltLithuanian
mkMacedonian (FYROM)msMalaysian
mtMaltesenoNorwegian (Bokmal)
noNorwegian (Nynorsk)plPolish
pt-brPortuguese (Brazil)ptPortuguese (Portugal)
rmRhaeto-RomanicroRomanian
ro-moRomanian (Republic of Moldova)ruRussian
ru-moRussian (Republic of Moldova)szSami (Lappish)
srSerbian (Cyrillic)srSerbian (Latin)
skSlovakslSlovenian
sbSorbianesSpanish (Spain)
es-mxSpanish (Mexico)es-gtSpanish (Guatemala)
es-crSpanish (Costa Rica)es-paSpanish (Panama)
es-doSpanish (Dominican Republic)es-veSpanish (Venezuela)
es-coSpanish (Colombia)es-peSpanish (Peru)
es-arSpanish (Argentina)es-ecSpanish (Ecuador)
es-clSpanish (Chile)es-uySpanish (Uruguay)
es-pySpanish (Paraguay)es-boSpanish (Bolivia)
es-svSpanish (El Salvador)es-hnSpanish (Honduras)
es-niSpanish (Nicaragua)es-prSpanish (Puerto Rico)
sxSutusvSwedish
sv-fiSwedish (Finland)thThai
tsTsongatnTswana
trTurkishukUkrainian
urUrduveVenda
viVietnamesexhXhosa
jiYiddishzuZulu
Nabbed from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms533052(VS.85).aspx


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