5.1.9 Language laws
The major legal milestones concerning the use of the French language as the one and only official language of the French Republic are:
The Constitution (Article 2) specifies that the national, administrative and daily language of the Republic is French, while remaining open to the use of other languages. Translations of official legal, administrative or financial texts can be made, but they cannot have any constitutional or legal dimension. Nonetheless, a constitutional revision in 2008 introduced in the Constitution Article 75-1 that recognises the heritage dimension of regional languages: "Regional languages are part of France's heritage".