phpMyAdmin – Set default language

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

$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.

Done =)

Reference: StackOverflow – Changing the language of PHPMyAdmin from German to English


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