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Re: Language of applications are not translated if the default language is changed

john doe [2017-12-26 16:34:53+01] wrote:

> The installed system is properly set to language 'a' (desktop manager,
> Firefox, Thunderbird, Libreoffice, dictionaries ...).
> In addition to language 'a', I want to add support for language 'b' so
> the user could choose between language 'a' or 'b'. Doing
> 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' selecting language 'a' and 'b' is not
> enough for Firefox, Thunderbird to be translated into language 'b'..
> In console mode I can change the language using 'LANG*'. What should I
> do to translate Firefox and Thunderbird to language 'b'?

The Debian package system has language "tasks" which can be installed
like packages. You can search your preferred languages with

    apt search task-LANGUAGE

where LANGUAGE is the name of the language (like task-finnish).
Graphical package manager programs can probably browse available tasks
too. I would recommend installing such tasks.

Also, some programs have their language-specific files in a separate
package: the name ends with -l10n- and a two-letter language code.

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