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3.3.  Language

All being well, GIMP detects the system language. This may fail on some machines and you may want use another language. It is possible to change the language:

Procedure 1.1. Linux

  • In LINUX: in console mode, type LANGUAGE=en GIMP or LANG=en GIMP replacing en by fr, de, ... according to the language you want.

Procedure 1.2. Windows XP

  • In WINDOWS XP: Control Panel/System/ Advanced/"Environment" button/ In "System Variables" area: "Add" button: Enter LANG for Name and fr or de... for Value. Watch out! You have to click on three successive "OK" to validate your choice.

    If you often change language, you can create a batch file. Open NotePad. Type the following commands (for french for instance):

                set lang=fr
                cd c:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin

    Save this file as GIMP-FR.BAT (or another name, but always with a .BAT extension. Create shortcut and drag it to your desktop.

Procedure 1.3. Windows ME

  • Start/Programs/ Accessories/System Tools/System Informations/Tools/System Configuration Utility/"Environment" tab/"New" button: Enter LANG for Name and fr or de... for Value.

Procedure 1.4. Windows 95/Windows 98

  • Under Window 95 and Windows 98, add the line set lang=fr in the “C:\autoexec.bat” file.

Procedure 1.5.  Mac OS X

  • Go to System Preferences, click on the International icon, and in the Language tab, the desired language should be the first in the list.

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