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Thursday, April 16, 2009

how to change gimp language setting

After changing some regional and language settings in my vista to Japanese, if I run gimp, it displays unreadable character instead of English. I found this url is very helpful to change the language of gimp (in XP, Linux, and MacOSX):
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-fire-up.html#gimp-concepts-running-language

For vista, it is very similar with XP, example is to use English (en):
  1. go to control panel, system, advanced system settings
  2. click Environment variables..
  3. add new environment variable (click New...):
    variable name: LANG
    variable value: en
  4. Ok. Finish.

That's all :)

30 comments:

  1. Thank's !! That worked perfectly !

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  2. MAN It's Working! You're my hero! .p

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  3. You are a god! thanks!

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  4. Thanks!! That worked..I'm so happy :)

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  5. Perfect! Thanks a lot! (Same steps apply to Windows 7)

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  6. yesssssssss..... thank you :) :)

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  7. yesss it worked ! thank you so much, you saved me ! :]

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  8. But frankly, this is really stupid. People put in thousands of hours to develop GIMP. The first thing I got into problem with was totally fucked up language. Yes, I'm from Sweden, but most people I know run English as standard language for software tools, just to be compatible with the rest of the world. We really hate when people "automate" stuff. Back to Gimp, how hard would it be to have a language setting in the settings dialogue? They have settings for tons of things that a "purist" would opt for environment variables. No no no, not the Gimpy, I think I'll go back to PhotoShop immediately. Gimp is far behind real commercial software.

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  9. THANK YOU! this helped alot!

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  10. Thanks SO much! It worked like a charm.

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  11. This youtube video will show you how if you can't read the operating system language you're running GIMP on.

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  12. Thanks a lot :)

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  13. Thank you, it worked perfectly on my win 7!

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  14. It's amazing how long have I managed without trying to fix this and with everything RL instead of LR.

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  15. I Fking Love You !!!
    You helped me a LOT !!!

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  16. Thank you very much. That worked perfectly. You're a star.

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  17. thanks you girl lolMay 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Thxs i was confused at first but i get it now ty!

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  18. WHOA! Thank you!!

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  19. thank you , works perfect

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  20. Finaly!!
    I have tried to install again...did not work.
    Try to modify the GTK environment...did not work.
    And this simple environment variable works like a charme.
    Thank you!!!!

    Dom

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  21. not working...
    maybe i have a different interface
    no controll panel (just preferences)
    no advanced system settings
    there is indeed a enviroment tab, but no button in there... strange :(

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  22. YES!!!! Thank you so much I finally solved my problem with GIMP. You are a huge help

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  23. thank you soo much
    from Japan

    Alseny

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  24. Thank you, it can change from swedish to english !!!

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  25. Fixed my right-to-left problems! Thanks!

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