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Interface language

Postby khokkanen » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:23 pm

Hi,

I know that there are topics on this subject already, but the solutions given seem to be either to help translate the software or to check the FAQ. The problem is that the FAQ does not have anything about the subject anymore.

The problems as far as I see it is that Deluge (and many other cross-platform OSS) seem to use location instead of language to determine what language the interface should be. I live in Finland but use English as my language (for various reasons, the most important being that English looks and sounds a lot better), and often these programs seem to think that since I'm in Finland (and my keyboard has Finnish layout) my language must be Finnish - even when I've set the system language to English.

Any solutions (and yes, I have various environment variables set so that some OSS correctly uses English as interface language)?

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Re: Interface language

Postby mhertz » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:30 pm

I'm the same i.e. wanting US interfaces, for reasons of looking up settings better later on etc, and deluge, like other gtk apps will do this fine even with a non US keymap, as i'm using danish there also. In short, change your $LANG var to a US one, like "en_US.UTF-8". You can also make a shell script running deluge preceded with setting the lang var, if you only want it changed for deluge.

Edit: Just reread your post, and it sounds like you've already done the above, so sorry for redundancy then. I'm afraid I don't know what's wrong then I must admit, sorry.

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Re: Interface language

Postby khokkanen » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:49 am

Ha, yeah. I forgot that occasionally, when Windows updates, it does funny things to the non-default settings. My $LANG-variable was one of the reverted changes. Hooray! Such a joy to work with Windows. Sadly I can't get rid of it, our school supports Linux rather poorly.

Thanks for your reply, got me to check the variables. =)

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Re: Interface language

Postby trice001 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:30 pm

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• And that non visual designer/software engineers are somehow more gifted and ought to be more generously compensated.
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