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Old 05-03-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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How to make xman display internationalized man pages?

Some of the man pages are translated into different languages.

While console man seems to be able to judge which page to display based on environmental or shell variables, the x version, xman always displays English version.

Is there a way to make it display a localized version of a page?

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Old 05-04-2014, 03:36 AM   #2
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This may be helpful. It's about Thai but you could apply it to your situation.
3.3 X Application Resources

Because Xt based applications allow user to configure the applications by resources. We can make the menu or label to be Thai language.

For example, if you want xman to display Thai labels. You may add these lines in your .Xdefaults

!! Xman section
Xman*Font: thai8x16
Xman*helpButton.Label: ช่วย
Xman*quitButton.Label: ออก
Xman*manpageButton.Label: คู่มือการใช้

You can use the same idea to set window manager to be more Thai environment too.
So you may find something useful in the .Xdefaults file.

Last edited by jdkaye; 05-04-2014 at 03:38 AM.


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