[PD] Pd without internationalization?

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Tue Oct 12 11:14:50 CEST 2021

* Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> [2021-10-12 11:06]:
> > Thanks! Whenever I am teaching people entirely new to Pd, who often have
> > their OSes set to different languages, the different menu entries cause
> > puzzled faces.
> Ha and the opposite is also true, especially in non-English teaching environments. Just goes to show there is no optimal choice ex pet providing more choice, I suppose.
Thanks for reminding us Dan! It makes me wonder how much english users
need to know to use Pd. After all the object names, help patches, etc.
is all english.

> The current system integrates with the system locale setting so the idea is whatever the user is already using is also picked up by Pd. For most apps this is preferred. For some reason, it never seems to be good for most people in Pd land, possibly since the translations have not always been fully covered, etc.
> In any case, you can currently set the locale when starting Pd on the commandline over via start script or Windows batch file. See the info in the po/README.txt:
> https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/blob/master/po/README.txt#L44 <https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/blob/master/po/README.txt#L44>
> This does not require editing the installed Pd folder structure and you can simply provide a set of scripts the students can double-click to force the en locale.
Thanks for pointing this out to me! For now it is quicker to have them
delete the po folder rather than having to package Pd for three OSes
with a custom script or asking them to modify one.

cheers, P

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