I don’t know why my newly installed phpMyAdmin selects simplified chinese as default. I hate simplified chinese. And now i figure out how to set the default language.
If you want to enforce a specific language, append the following line in the config.inc.php
$cfg['Lang'] = 'en-utf-8'; // Force this language for all users
On the other hand, if you allow users to select their own language but with a default language in the selection list. Use the following setting.
$cfg['DefaultLang'] = 'en-utf-8'; // Language if no other language is recognized
Restart the Apache and clear the browser cache. The language is set now.