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Old 02-25-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
paragon17
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Swapping desktop to Polish language for some users


I have recently become responsible for installing Linux on a Pentium
166 (i586)

This is for use mainly by Polish people, but I am English and do not
read system errors in Polish fluently.

I installed Mandrake 7.2 with English as the installation language
and Polish as the second language.

Now I would like to know how to change the desktop for all user
accounts except mine to Polish.

As a secondary question, what is the best way to get a good Polish
font (i.e. readable under 800x600 24bit colour) that Netscape uses
(or should I change to Mozilla)?

If necessary I will install again with Polish as the installation language,
but I have to do a network install and recompile LiLo to do this - and
sift out many packages for the slow computer.

Thanks,
Paragon, Szczecin
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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Oh yes, and I am in Sawfish Gnome (not KDE) - although if anyone can
answer the question for KDE instead and tell me how to switch I will
give it a try.

There is probably some other information that I have forgotten to provide
too.

Paragon
 
Old 02-26-2004, 08:42 AM   #3
paragon17
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Is there anyone out there who has a similar situation, but with a
language other than Polish?

I have found some webpages designed to allow Japanese for a user,
but they want all of the menus and desktop in English so it is not the
same situation.

Alternatively, if there is a Polish forum that I could post the question
to, would someone in the know let me know too.

Paragon
 
Old 05-14-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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Im having the same issue with Japanese can you recommend this website to me
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I had to clear out some of my hard disk recently,
and my linux web downloads were cleared.

There is some info on japanese here
http://linuxquestions.org/questions/history/126536

and
http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stefanss/japanese/

I cannot remember the search I used while I was looking
for Polish desktop.

Sorry,
Paragon
 
  


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