[geany/www.geany.org] dd5c8c: FAQ: Describe how to change UI language by editing Geany shortcut (#22)
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Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 11:42:38 UTC
FAQ: Describe how to change UI language by editing Geany shortcut (#22)
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## How can I change the language of the user interface?
-On Windows: Download https://download.geany.org/contrib/geany_english.bat
-and put it into the `bin` subdirectory in the folder where you have Geany installed,
-next to Geany.exe. Then open the file, edit the line `set LANG=C` and replace C
-with your the language code of your locale (e.g. 'nl for Dutch, 'pt_BR' for
-'Portuguese Brazilian'). Save the file and execute it. It should start Geany
-with the desired language assuming there is an exising translation.
+On Windows: The easiest way is to change the Geany shortcut that was created
+during the installation. It is recommended to create a copy of the Geany
+shortcut for the desired UI language.
+To force English (`en`) UI language, for example, right-click on Geany shortcut
+to open the Shortcut Properties dialog and in the `Target` field put:
+ cmd.exe /c "set ^"LANG=en^" & start /D ^"C:\installed-path\Geany\bin\^" geany.exe"
+Adjust the `C:\installed-path\Geany` according to your Geany installation.
+Take care to put the `^"` (carrot-quote) as shown. This is the way to escape
+the quotes-within-the-quotes. There is a blank space before `geany.exe`.
+Optionally, click on `Change Icon ...` and browse to the Geany installation
+folder, then to the Geany executable file: `bin\geany.exe`. Click on the
+"Magic Lamp" icon.
+Accept the Property changes; if Windows requires, confirm as Administrator.
+In general, this could be also done on user-level without need for
+Alternatively, you may download https://download.geany.org/contrib/geany_english.bat
+and put it into the `bin` subdirectory in the folder where you have Geany installed,
+next to Geany.exe. Then open the file, edit the line `set LANG=C` and replace C
+with your the language code of your locale (e.g. 'nl for Dutch, 'pt_BR' for
+'Portuguese Brazilian'). Save the file and execute it. It should start Geany
+with the desired language assuming there is an existing translation.
See also the [list of available translations].
On non-Windows systems: Simply start Geany like this:
-and of course, change "C" to your language code (see above) or set
+and of course, change "C" to your language code (see above) or set
your locale specific environment variables accordingly.
+If your system supports launcher shortcuts (for example, `.desktop` files),
+then Geany's shortcut can be updated (created a new one) to add the `LANG`
+setting as shown above. In case of `.desktop` files, this usually goes into
+the `Exec` line.
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