How to edit the default locale (en_us) correctly?

You can’t edit the en-us files as there is no files for it.

However the strings in the PHP files (en-us) will work as IDs for other languages. So if you need to edit the en-us string you need to edit the PHP file that contain that string.

But there is a better workaround and will save your work with any future updates.

Simply add a new language like en-uk and then make it as default language for your system and disable the en-us language from admin panel your users will not know it’s en-us or en-uk they will simply see the English title for your language.

Check this to learn how to add new language:

That’s it

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