Support #36

How to change language?

Added by Andriy Ile almost 11 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

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After installation sylpheed set russian interface language, but I want change it on my native ukrainian. Does sylpheed have Ukrainian translation? If "Yes", how could I set it?


Updated by Andriy Ile over 10 years ago



Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto over 10 years ago

Sylpheed includes Ukrainian translation.
The language of Sylpheed follows the system locale setting.
If you want override it, set LANG environmental variable.
(LANG=uk for Ukrainian)


Updated by Andriy Ile over 10 years ago

Where could I found "LANG environmental variable"?
I look for *.ini file in Sylpheed directory and C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Sylpheed (Windows 2000/XP), but didn`t found it.


Updated by Bernhard Schneert over 10 years ago

I had the same problem, therefore I looked into Sylpheed FAQ and found the following:


How do I make Sylpheed display my language?

You have to set some environment variables, such as LANG, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES to your local language. Usually LANG (or LC_ALL) is sufficient. Note that modern distributions and operating systems do this for you automatically.

Under UNIX, if you need to set e.g. the LANG environment variable manually, execute the following command (using sh or related shell):

export LANG=value

Replace value with a valid ISO language code (e.g. en_GB for British English).

If you intend to set the displayed language manually under Windows, you can do so by creating the LANG environment variable with a valid ISO language code value under Control Panel->System->Advanced+Environment Variables.

Also see the question regarding environment variables that have effect on Sylpheed.

So I created a new System variable called lang with the entry export LANG=en_GB to get my Sylpheed in English instead of Dutch and it worked.

I guess you have to use: export LANG=uk-UA to get your into Ukrainian.


Updated by Kentaro Hayashi over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

It seems that this issue is already resolved.


Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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