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I just installed Slackware on an slow machine and so far so good, the performance is acceptable; however as you may know, Slackware comes with english as the default language.
While i have Slack myself on my home computer, i don't care about this setting, the owner of the slow computer, on the other hand, really need it to be in Spanish, (by that i mean spanish menus, dropdown menus, dialog windows...)
I've tried KDE's regional and language settings, but the drop down list of languages is empty... do i need to download or configure something? i did a full install, including KDE International support.
For KDE, make sure that kde-i18n-es-3.4.2-noarch-1 is installed and non-empty (assuming you are running 10.2 with KDE 3.4.2 - adjust accordingly)
If this command produces nothing, then the kde-i8n-es package is not installed properly - try reinstalling it. If it displays the details and installed files for the package, then perhaps something else is at fault? (I'm not aware of what might cause such a problem though).
You should also edit /etc/profile.d/lang.sh to change the default language for non-KDE programs.
locale -a | egrep "es"
will give you a list of all available Spanish locales (e.g. es_ES for Spain, etc) - edit "export LANG=" in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh accordingly.
Can you please elaborate for future users of this forum - what fixed your problem (i.e. was it a case of the kde-i8n-es package not being installed properly)?
i wish there would be a way to install Slackware in diferent languages
For some languages, other people have developed alternate language Slackware installers - I'm not certain if one exists for Spanish, but eSlack is probably your best bet to find one if it exists for Spanish.
However, given that Slackware is a one man project, we're not likely to see multiple language installers any time soon.
Just set this variables in this files:
Change export LANG=C (i don't remember if it was C...) to export LANG=es_ES
Change the loadkeys line so it loads: es.map
Look for you keyboard section, add a line with: Option "XkbLayout" "es"
Changing the LANG variable will be the most significant change since it will make programs to read (if it exists) the spanish texts of the programs. The other changes are for the keyboard to accept spanish keys, like ραι, etc.
@cathectic: It worked as you suggested before, to install kde-i18n-es-3.4.2-noarch-1 solved the kde spanish problem, however, it's weird that even though i did a "full" install, this package wasn't installed, among many others
@gbonvehi: I'll try those settings later, and i'll reply back