French as an option doesn't show in KDM

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at
Fri May 18 19:07:26 BST 2007

Op vrijdag 18 mei 2007, schreef Nigel Henry:
> I installed Kubuntu, and english was selected. I've since added the french
> language packages, and expected that french would be added to kdm, as a
> language option when logging in.
> In KDE's control centre, regions & accessability -> country & language, I
> added the french language, which is top of the list, and when I log in I
> get french. I can change the language here by moving english to the top,
> but have to logout, and back in to get english in KDE.
> What I want is to have a menu item in kdm, so that I can choose the
> language when logging in to KDE. I'm presuming that some editing of kdmrc
> is needed, but can only see three lines there, and all are commented out.
> # Language and locale to use in the greeter, encoded like $LC_LANG.
> # Default is "en_US"
> #Language=de_DE
> Saying that though, this just seems to be dealing with the language
> displayed on the greeter, rather than which language you want to use when
> logged into KDE.
> Suggestions for getting a language menu on kdm welcome.

The language is configurable in the KDM configuration (Control Center -> 
System Administration -> Login Manager).

Language selection in KDM itself is an open wish, if I remember correctly.

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (

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