In this free topic, Magento 2 French Language Pack is referred to give you two steps of setting language. Today, you can remove the language barrier in the simple way if you really want to approach French clients. The only thing you need to do is transferring the default language of Magento 2 CE into French language via the following instructions.
Other language packages available at language packs page
Below are two active buttons which are required operations before installing the language package. Let’s hit them to download and contribute Magento 2 French Language Pack immediately!
Install the French language pack via composer is never easier.
Install French pack:
composer require mageplaza/magento-2-french-language-pack:dev-master php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy fr_FR php bin/magento cache:clean php bin/magento cache:flush
Update French pack:
composer update mageplaza/magento-2-french-language-pack:dev-master php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy fr_FR php bin/magento indexer:reindex php bin/magento cache:clean php bin/magento cache:flush
Install the French language pack via command line.
Download language file to your installation root directory. Now run the following command:
wget https://github.com/mageplaza/magento-2-french-language-pack/raw/master/fr_FR.csv php bin/magento i18n:pack -m replace fr_FR.csv fr_FR php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy fr_FR php bin/magento cache:clean php bin/magento cache:flush
As a result, a directory langpack will be created that contains proper structure of language files for your installation. Copy it over to your Magento installation and the translations should be visible.
Note: additional directory i18n contains strings for which the module could not be found in your installation. This file can be skipped.
Now time to active the language pack for your Magento 2 store. From Magento 2 admin panel, navigate to
Stores > Configuration > General > Locale Options
Select French (France) and click
It comes to the end of tutorial: Magento 2 French Language Pack.