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These files are used by Spring to internationalize all strings in your module.  It is highly recommended you use these.

The files should be in /omod/src/main/resources.

You need to list your file in your config.xml file in "messages" elements. 

Prefixing with your module's id

Typically they keys you define in a module's file should start with your module's id, and any keys that do not start with your module's id will have it prepended.

For example:

Starting in OpenMRS 1.9.3 you are allowed to override this behavior, and let your module define message keys outside of its namespace. To do this, you need to include a special entry in the properties file like:


The main english file should be named  Each other language will be (for French)


Now in your jsp files you can use <spring:message code="mymodule.doSomething"/> and it will be translated when the user chooses to use the French locale.

What if I don't know another language?

Most developers only know a single language.  It is acceptable to only fill out the english file and wait for another language speaker to help you out.

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