how to change the application language

Asked by hjkrannig on 2008-02-24

I want to change the application language in German. When going to Help->Switch application language...all I see is Americane English...

Thanks for your answers...

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Bhavani Shankar
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In terminal (Applications→Accesories→Terminal):

LANGUAGE="de_DE" application

hjkrannig (hj-krannig) said : #2

.. oK, thanks so long. But...when I type ->sudo LANGUAGE="de_DE" application ...I get a command not found.

Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3


If you installed digikam using your distribution package, language files should be included with it and you can run digikam in any supported language.
You can change the default language by using KDE Control Center (kcontrol) :
Go to "Regional & Accessibility" and then in "Country/Region & Language" to use your default language.
Note, that will affects all your KDE applications.

You can also change the language used in digikam with the $LANG environment variable. Eg :

export LANG=de.UTF-8 ; digikam

If you compiled yourself digikam using the official tarballs, you can use digikam in any supported language. The language files are installed with digikam.
See above for details about how to use another language.

If you installed it from svn check:

Hope that helps

Bhavani Shankar.

hjkrannig (hj-krannig) said : #4

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.