Personalizing kpersonalizer?

Andrew Kar akar3d at
Thu Jan 20 05:47:29 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 14:43, Jesper Krogh wrote:
> Or is there a better way to accomplish this?

Are you just concerned with people being able to write in their appropriate 
language? Or do you want all of KDE menus and apps to be in that language?

If you want case 2 then you must install all the kde language translations and 
all the various fonts etc but instead of running kpersonaliser you could put 
in your startkdescript or in Autostart the command: kcmshell language
which will then bring up only the region/language control module but you will 
need to do something to delete the command otherwise it will run everytime.

But usually in environments such as yours it is OK to have KDE running in 
english but people need to be able to read and write (emails for instance) in 
another language. If that is the case then just make sure that you have all 
the relevant unicode fonts for the various languages ( a recent distro like 
Fedora3 will take care of that) and then just make sure in the kde 
controlcentre under Regional and Access / Keyboard layouts that you have 
layouts enabled and add all relevant ones.
You will now have a little flag in the tray (next to the clock) that switches 
language layout each time you click it or right-click to choose from a list.
I just tried it with english arabic thai japanese viet etc and it works fine 
as you will see below if you have the right fonts installed;
асддсд дфгз уккккпоии жвбцбџ мн
ฟหก กดดเ ่้ัหหกหกไไำไหฟก เ้่้่  ดดำพะ
يششسي كمنتمنت خهعغغغع ضصثضصثي تنات شسيشسي نمتاتال شسيشسي
even changed to right to left correctly.

Hope this info is of some use.

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