Re: Change Locale of One/All Running Application(s)
Sven Arvidsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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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