French as an option doesn't show in KDM

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri May 18 20:47:01 BST 2007

On Friday 18 May 2007, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Friday 18 May 2007 21:25, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Friday 18 May 2007, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > > This is not a big deal, but would save a bit of time when logging in.
> > > You know. Login in english, change the language, logout, log back in
> > > using french. It's all a bit time consuming, but I'll put up with it,
> > > if it's a bit of a lost cause expecting a menu item for "language"
> > > being added to kdm.
> >
> > You don't necessarily have to logout/login, any newly started application
> > should already pick up the new language setting.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> Thanks Kevin. I'll try that, but that seems ok for what I want. Is there a
> way then to change the language without having to go into the control
> centre?

Hmm, could be.
For example if it is a KDE application, you can do this in a terminal window
% KDE_LANG=en_US kwrite

and kwrite should start in US-English.

Probably works with
% LANG=en_US program
for other programs


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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