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This modules allows to select a default language which is used for source terms in translations

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This modules allows to select a default language which is used for source terms in translations. Any update done with this default_language will be taken as source in translations and written in object directly. Also when updating a translatable term, all existing translations (but default language) will be set to to_translate

This module is useless in case your main language is en_US or in case you have only 1 language installed (in thoses cases, Odoo performs correctly).

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To configure this module, you need to:

  1. Go to Settings > Translations > Languages

  2. Select the language you want to use as default (enter form view)

  3. Edit, tick “By default”, Save

Note: only one language can be set as default. Should you want to change your default language, you would have to first untick previous one.


To use this module, you need to:

  1. Go to any model with translatable fields (e.g. product, survey, etc.)

  2. Update a translatable field and Save, source term and object field in database will be set with your new value

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  • Le Filament

  • Mariano Ruiz



This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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This module is part of the OCA/server-backend project on GitHub.

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