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Old 09-26-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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Firefox in german language


Hello,

after I installed the system (Slackware 14RC5 with KDE on x86) I tried to switch to german language. I modified /etc/profile.d/lang.sh to look like this:

Code:
export lang=de_DE.UTF-8
This did the job pretty well. Afterwards, I installed the german.xpi in Firefox and rebooted. But to no avail: everything is in german besides Firefox. What else could I be doing?
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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Open about:config in Firefox en set general.useragent.locale to de-DE. That should do the trick.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:19 AM   #3
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Try uppercase:
Code:
export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
Reboot afterwards.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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Please visit this URL to grab the Mozilla l10n packages, including for German language
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:43 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for all your answers!

I tried the first one (changing the useragent to de-DE) - et voilą! Shouldn't the xpi be doing that by purpose?

Anyway, I will check out the other solutions, too, just for interest.

Bye!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 05:25 AM   #6
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The xpi is just the languagepack. You also have to set the locale in Firefox.
If you use Thunderbird (and want it in German), it's the same procedure.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luxuslurch View Post
Hello,

after I installed the system (Slackware 14RC5 with KDE on x86) I tried to switch to german language. I modified /etc/profile.d/lang.sh to look like this:

Code:
export lang=de_DE.UTF-8
This did the job pretty well. Afterwards, I installed the german.xpi in Firefox and rebooted. But to no avail: everything is in german besides Firefox. What else could I be doing?
Watch out for uppercase and lowercase. LANG and lang are not the same variable.

Code:
[kikinovak@alphamule:~] $ echo "LANG = $LANG ; lang = $lang"
LANG = fr_FR.utf8 ; lang =
 
Old 09-26-2012, 06:42 AM   #8
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The official xpi-files are here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...ux-x86_64/xpi/

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