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Re: Change Locale of One/All Running Application(s)



Sven Arvidsson <sa@whiz.se>:
> 
>  On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 02:54 +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> > >  When I give a demo to my friend, I want the desktop environment to use my
> > >  friend's language.
> > 
> > Then determine the locale your friend understands, set your locale to
> > that value, logout, then log back in, and re-start your applications.
> 
>  GDM (and possibly KDM and friends) let you select language before
>  logging in, making it easy to temporary switch.
> 
>  You could also make use of "New login in a Nested Window" (Xnest really)
>  to launch a new login with a different language in a window.

And, following John Hasler's suggestion, if these apps are console
based, create two user accounts, define each to use one of the two
locales, then <ALT>Fn between the two.  If they're X based apps, run
two instances of X (but that'll be expensive, RAM-wise).

Linux/FOSS can certainly do it, just not the way the OP expected it
could/should be done.


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