I recently installed XAMPP 1.7.7 on my machine at work. I needed to develop WordPress themes locally.

So as one does I opened up phpMyAdmin to set up a database for the first time and shock horror horror everything was written in German.  If you’ve encountered this problem here’s what you do…

Open up the  config.inc.php file found inside of the system folders and paste in this bit of code…

</p>
<p>/* Set language to English*/<br />
$cfg['Lang'] = 'en-utf-8';</p>
<p>

Location of file on my machine C:/XAMPP/phpMyAdmin/config.sample.inc

I hope somebody finds this information useful.