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Old 09-16-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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Can I load GIMP in english ? (only gimp)

Heya, I kinda like that the Linux systems are translated into all these languages, but the problem is that the translation of the GIMP contains so many never-used danish words that im going mad, I can't navigate around ! Anyway is there some way to load the GIMP up in english ?

Cause also all the tutorials for the gimp are english id presume, and I want to learn how to use this program.

Thanks in advance!

Old 09-16-2003, 01:11 PM   #2
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Depends on whether gimp has any special internationalization files. If it does, I would just remove the danish ones and it should default to english.

Another thing that might work is to use

env LC_ALL=en_US gimp

to start gimp from the command line (or just edit the entries in the menus accordingly). The command sets an environmental variable for a particular program without changing it globally. Or maybe it is

env LANG=en_US gimp

You can check out the potentially relevant enviromental variables in your ~/.i18n or, if this doesn't exist, in /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Old 09-16-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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the second WORKED ! (didnt even test the first :P )

Thx alot! Now I can write off one thing on my "to-do/find-out" list
Old 09-16-2003, 01:59 PM   #4
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Start with (User manual, grokking the gimp) Get through grokking and you are there.

Here is a link to my web page giving and idea what it can do.

Old 09-17-2003, 06:18 PM   #5
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Cool thx tho i already got it working thx all


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