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I want to launch Geany in a language other than the system default English. How can I do that ?

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, hhlp, Eliah Kagan, Kevin Bowen, Chris Wilson Mar 21 '13 at 12:49

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Please note that in spite of its title, that question does actually tell you how to launch a single application with a different language than the rest of the concurrently running system (including other applications). – Eliah Kagan Mar 21 '13 at 10:23

You can set the language before starting Geany with ...

LANG_ALL={language} geany

and it will show Geany in Dutch.

Here is a list of possible languages with the translation files (in case you do not have that yet) and translation progress.

By the way: this will work with more programs. Not just Geany.

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I had tried that. I get an error message saying 'Locale is not supported by C library. Using the fallback locale`. – AsheeshR Mar 21 '13 at 14:11
So use one that is supported ;) Btw: see the dupe since it explains it better. – Rinzwind Mar 21 '13 at 14:13
Do I need the language packages/support installed for the OS as well ? Because the language I want to use is listed there for Geany. – AsheeshR Mar 21 '13 at 14:15

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