LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
Lord Hakk
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: ALT linux 2.4 Master, and Fendora 5, and I have a damn small linux Live CD, and ubutu sever edition
Posts: 142

Rep: Reputation: 15
Open office language problems


I want to use open office but it is in a different language. the laguage looks weird and I think its in greek. There was no options when I installed ALT to change the open office languge. everything else is in english as far as I know.please help me
 
Old 03-25-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,692
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Well I can't say for ALT linux, as I've never used it, but with my mandriva install, if I open the software manager all the various language options are listed differently with a 2 letter language identifier i.e. .en for english (though whether thats US or UK english, well it's probably US) or .de for german etc etc. So I'm presuming that worse case scenario would be that you uninstall it, and then re-install it but with the correct version of choice might be the way ahead for you.

regards

john
 
Old 03-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
Lord Hakk
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: ALT linux 2.4 Master, and Fendora 5, and I have a damn small linux Live CD, and ubutu sever edition
Posts: 142

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
well I dont know how to open the software manager on ALT. I dont know if there is one. I wonder what I can do to change it.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 03:21 PM   #4
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,692
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Hakk
well I dont know how to open the software manager on ALT. I dont know if there is one. I wonder what I can do to change it.
Well, I should have thought that there is some way of proceeding.

How does ALT install/uninstall packages ? Is there a GUI application for un/install ? Mandrivas facility is called URPMI, SuSE uses YaST, etc etc. Of course, it might not be a GUI facility, because Gentoo uses a CLI facility called Portage (with the "emerge" command), and debian uses the excellent "apt". If it's like that (non-GUI) you'd just have to find out what the english language (or whatever you wanted to use) was actually called.

Then either clicking the GUI options to uninstall the version that you've got in the system and installing the correct version - or issuing the uninstall command for whats already there and then issuing the command to install the correct (for you) version.

regards

John

{edit}having just had a look at the info about ALT linux at distrowatch, it appears that it's aimed at the Russian speaking/cyrillic language areas, so it may be that the version (of open office) that you have installed is for Russian language speakers. Though the articles at distrowatch seem to indicate that it's based on Mandrake (now known as mandriva). So is there a "configure my computer" option/icon or one that calls itself the "control centre" or similar ? I'm guessing that thats where you would look to install/uninstall software packages - but it maybe that they are only offering Open Office in Russian/Cyrillic languages{/edit}

Last edited by bigjohn; 03-26-2006 at 03:33 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't use Open Office with Sinhala language neranjana Linux - Software 1 01-17-2006 06:20 AM
Open Office and Zsnes Problems (Please help!) jlacroix Fedora 3 09-02-2004 10:34 PM
Problems with open office jaina2 Linux - Newbie 7 11-14-2003 02:07 PM
wrong language in open office jct842 Linux - Distributions 7 07-17-2003 03:23 PM
Open Office Problems - Help!!! oswald21 Linux - Software 3 04-04-2003 08:30 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration