I have install LAMP in my Ubuntu 12.04 but the language of phpmyadmin is German instead of English. So I want to change this language to English. Please tell me the right procedure to change language.

  • May be a better fit for superuser.com
    – jobukkit
    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:59
  • Your browser might be in German or configured to prefer websites in German.
    – papukaija
    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:49
  • How did you install phpMyAdmin? Using the upstream source or using the Ubuntu package? Can you select the language at the login screen? (I can using the Ubuntu package)
    – gertvdijk
    Jun 24, 2013 at 14:33

3 Answers 3


on the first page of phpMyAdmin, you should have a dropdown list named Sprache - Language in which you will be able to select English.

If not, maybe your phpMyAdmin is not installed with all languages built-in, then you should re-install with Synaptic or APT...

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    Instead of using unsupported software from a third aprty's website, it is better to reinstall phpmyadmin package with synaptic or apt from terminal.
    – papukaija
    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:46
  • indeed. I don't have this habits regarding webapp, but you're right. I'll edit my answer.
    – pataluc
    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:56
  • this does not save the language after log out Jul 1, 2022 at 19:45

It works for me as follows:

In config.inc.php, change value of Lang to en

$cfg['Lang'] = 'en';

You need to insert $cfg['lang'] =''; in wamp/bin/apps/phpmyadmin..../config.inc.php.

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