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.LANG File Extension

File Type 1Minecraft Language File

DeveloperMojang
Popularity
4.1 (53 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a LANG file?

A LANG file is a game resource file used by Minecraft, an open-ended game that allows players to create and explore 3D worlds. It 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.

More Information

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

[user]\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin\

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.
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Programs that open LANG files
Windows
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Mac
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Linux
Mojang Minecraft
Any text editor
Updated 9/30/2016

File Type 2Skype Language File

DeveloperSkype
Popularity
2.7 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.LANG File Association 2

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

More Information

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."

Programs that open LANG files
Windows
Skype
Updated 5/19/2009

.LANG Extension Information

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