[PD] Changing the defaul language in 0.43

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Feb 18 15:53:50 CET 2013

Run 'regedit' in the Run command thing on the start menu, and look for:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International


On 02/18/2013 12:57 AM, rene beekman wrote:
> Hans, thanks for the reply
> On the Mac it works for me.
> Applelocale reports en_BG and Pd properly shows up in English.
> The windows machines I will be able to check tomorrow evening.
> How do I find the proper registry keys there?
>> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:54:35 -0500
>> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
>> Subject: Re: [PD] Changing the defaul language in 0.43
>> To: pd-list at iem.at
>> Message-ID: <511E4C2B.2030908 at at.or.at>
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>> Pd-extended should use the same language that the user is using.  If not, its
>> a bug.  Pd-extended on Mac OS X looks at what language the Dock is configured
>> in and uses that.  Apparently, this is not reliable, since I guess people buy
>> systems in one language, then use them in another, and the Dock doesn't seem
>> to respect that change.  You can check the language of your Dock and your
>> global locale by running this in the Terminal:
>> defaults read com.apple.dock loc
>> defaults read NSGlobalDomain AppleLocale
>> The easiest fix it to probably set the language of the Dock like this:
>> defaults write com.apple.dock loc en_US
>> I have no idea why its failing on Windows, maybe for a similar reason.  As far
>> as I could tell, Pd-extended uses the 'proper' registry value:
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International
>> Could you send the value of that registry key on machines that fail to respect
>> the user setting?
>> .hc
>> On 02/15/2013 01:03 AM, rene beekman wrote:
>>> How do I set / change the default language on both Windoze and Mac for 0.43
>>> ?
>>> I don't have a Windoze machine myself, so can't test there, but the readme
>>> for the Mac version does not say anything about it. There also seems to be
>>> no setting in the preference file for this (or at least none that I could
>>> find).
>>> I searched the list-archives and the "best" instruction I found was to
>>> delete all .msg files inside /po, which seems a bit crude to me.
>>> Is there a more elegant way to do this?
>>> I understand from an older discussion that the assumption was that
>>> "non-technical" people were assumed to want to use Pd in their native
>>> language. I did installs this week on about a dozen machines
>>> and apparently they all belonged to "non-technical" people, even though
>>> every single one of them runs all software on their machine in English
>>> only... Wouldn't it be wiser to assume that whatever the language is that
>>> the OS is running in, is also the language that people really want to use
>>> their software in?
>>> Just my two cents.

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