language switching on app start

Martijn Klingens klingens at
Wed Feb 8 11:56:20 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 08 February 2006 12:02, Jens Herden wrote:
> 1. I have no konqi preloaded and no running instance and I still get the
> English interface.

That's because klauncher is running in your default locale. Try 'KDE_LANG=km 
kdeinit' first, but that will start pretty much anything in Khmer locale.

What will work for you apart from a small race condition where other apps 
might still get started in Khmer locale is to script the following:

    KDE_LANG=km kdeinit
    kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing

The last line will restart kdeinit with the original locale. You may need a 
sleep 1 or so before the last kdeinit. Also, the net result of this is 
equivalent to

    KDE_LANG=km konqueror --profile webbrowsing

Arguably KDE could pass the KDE_LANG value to klauncher so it gets set before 
the fork, but that still only works for exec()ed processes, not for dlopened 
kdeinit apps like Konqueror. I doubt it's worth it. Plus, current klauncher 
AFAIK doesn't support such a mechanism, so it won't be before KDE 4 anyway.


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