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.LANG File Extension

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Minecraft Language File
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

Game resource file used by Minecraft, an open-ended game that allows players to create and explore 3D worlds; saves a list of key-value string pairs that map game menus, achievements, and other game objects to names in a given language; used for localization.

Minecraft LANG files are located within the minecraft.jar archive, which is located in the following directory:


LANG files are stored in a plain text format, so you can edit them with a text editor. However, doing so can potentially cause Minecraft not to run properly, so you should backup minecraft.jar before proceeding. To edit LANG files, follow these steps:

  1. Explore minecraft.jar with 7-Zip or another tool that can explore JAR files.
  2. Navigate to the \lang\ folder.
  3. Extract en_US.lang and save it to a location on your computer.
  4. Edit the LANG file with a text editor such as Notepad.
  5. Place the edited LANG file back in the minecraft.jaf archive, overwriting the previous one.
  6. Delete the \META-INF\ folder within the root directory of minecraft.jar.
  7. Restart Minecraft.
Program(s) that open .LANG files
Updated 11/26/2012

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File TypeSkype Language File
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CategorySettings Files
File Format Description

Language file used by Skype, a popular online communication program; contains language information that changes the language of the Skype user interface.

LANG files can be loaded within Skype by selecting the "Tools→Change Language" option. They can also be edited by selecting "Tools→Change Language→Edit Skype Language File."

Program(s) that open .LANG files
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Updated 5/19/2009