Multi-Language Content

Atto ::: atto_multilang2
Maintained by Julen Pardo, Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai, Kepa Urzelai
This plugin will make the creation of multilingual contents on Moodle much more easier with Atto editor.
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Atto multilanguage plug



The aim of this plugin is to facilitate the creation of multilingual content, forgetting the awkward method present from many versions ago.

There is an existing plugin that makes this easier, developed by Iñaki Arenaza, but only for TinyMCE editor. So, we have found necessary a plugin for the default editor of Moodle to perform this task.

The implementation of this plugin has been based on the mentioned TinyMCE plugin, using also Iñaki's other plugin, the multilang2 filter.


Above mentioned Iñaki Arenaza's filter_multilang2 is required.


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Julen Pardo (Lead maintainer)
Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai
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  • Thu, Jan 28, 2016, 8:56 PM

    Thanks Julen for sharing this plugin with the community, and thanks for prompt responses to raised issues in your github issues tracker. I was able to successfully test the button functionality, with just some minor issues reported. I am happy to approve this now. Good luck with further development and fixes - you are cleared to land now. Welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 8:10 PM
    Can I use it in quesions?
    I Tried it and it doesn"t work well.
    when I write it in the answers it distroying everything.
  • Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 4:16 PM
    Thanks for the work on this- this is a fantastic idea. Multilangfilter2 is really great and a big improvement over the previous version. However, this particular atto integration does not seem to work well for me. In fact, I had to uninstall so that I could use Multilang2 again. With the atto plugin in place, the editor would highlight my tag and prevent me from editing it. As soon as I included the bracket "{" the problems began. I had this behaviour even after disabling the highlight feature in the settings dialogue. Finally, I could not configure the languages I wanted the atto plugin to display to the user. Do you have a manual that can address these issues? I'd be willing to give this another try if I can get it to work, solving the above problems.

    Thanks again for all the hard work!
  • Sun, Dec 11, 2016, 9:22 PM
    Hello @Mathieu and @Irith,

    Sorry for the delay, but last times have been pretty busy for me.

    There's a known issue regarding the questions that is pending to be solved.

    The bugs can be opened at:

    I'll try to solve them as soon as I have time for it.

  • Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 3:35 AM
    hello i install this plugin but it not appear on editor in course description in add new course form
  • Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 6:05 PM
    This plugin is for only displaying one language at a time. If you are trying to display more than one language at a time, for example in a vocabulary list in a foreign language course, this plugin is not the plugin to use.

    I need to have each language displayed in a different style, so I thought this plugin would just put a span around the text with lang="xx" around it, but that is not the purpose of this plugin.
  • Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 5:06 AM
    I tried to use this plugin in Atto, but then the menu bar in "Contents" disappears totally . In "Description" it works fine. Is this a known bug? When I removed the menu option for this plugin from the Atto editor, the whole menu appeared again. Puh! smile
  • Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 11:18 PM
    Hi Sara ,

    in addition to installing the plugin, it has to be enabled in the Atto editor toolbar (third-party Atto plugins are not added by default). Have a look at the installation instructions at

  • Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 11:22 PM
    Hi Per-Helge,

    could you try my revamped version of the plugin available at ? I've fixed several bugs of the original version (and have contacted Julen to join forces to maintain the plugin).

  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 10:34 PM
    Hello, can you tell us if the plugin will support version 3.6 of Moodle in a near future ?
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 10:52 PM
    Yes, it will be great if the plugin could be updated for Moodle versions 3.6 and 3.7. At the moment it installs fine, unfortunately language icon is not displayed and language tags are not marked.
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