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Old 01-16-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Question how to change wine language

I have installed wine on fedoras 8 (with support for all languages installed).Now when I use wine, the application is started with a different language greek or some other. I don't know how to configure wine for only english lanuage. Winecfg runs in some strange language so kingdly help me on this issue.
Old 01-16-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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The language of the programs you run under wine usually depends on the language environment variable you have set. The 'locale' command will show you what your current language is. For most English speakers it should be en_US.UTF-8 or similar. If you want the program to run in another language, open up a shell terminal and use 'export LANG="ja_JP"' (to change it to Japanese, for example. Run 'locale -a' for a list of your available locales). After that, any command, including wine programs, running under that shell should appear in that language, if the program supports it.

I can't why you're not getting English for winecfg though. That's strange. If your locale is English, then the dialogs should be. Perhaps there's a font problem or something?
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Thanks for helping. You maybe right. The problem may be in the font. So how to correct it? If you can give me your email address, I can mail you the picture.
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I solved the problem with help from dicussion on ubunmtu forms on fonts given below:


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Re: Question #1 How to change system fonts in WINE (screenshot for clarification)
Solved my own issue and here's the answer for any future forum searched

To change the system fonts in wine download tahoma32.exe from here

Open up terminal and type


wine tahoma32.exe

And no more ugly font, you get the windows tahoma font for all your WINE needs


Thankyou David The H.

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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Thank You

G'Day Thank you so much for posting this answer to a very strange thing, I have been looking for the answer to exactly this for 3 days, every thing opened in Greek ???.
You have done VERY WELL !!!
Many Blessings Miykle
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Imagine my surprise this morning at 6:30 AM when I opened my stock trading program Quotetracker in Wine and everything looked like it was in Arabic. Have I been hacked!!!?

Well, actually everything was in Tibetan, just the font is set too small to recognize it right away in Quotetracker. Over the weekend I had installed a Tibetan publishing tool called Pechamaker to attempt to send some Tibetan texts I had typed up years ago to somebody who had requested them. But I realized I wouldn't be able to print to PDF so I ended up using the Windows install in Virtualbox.

Adding Tahoma did not fix the problem in Wine for me. I had to delete the Tibetan fonts that had been installed to this folder:


I guess that had gotten set as the system font. Is there any way in Wine to adjust the system font?


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