NOTE. THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED AFTER CERTAIN CLARIFICATIONS BY CLEM IN THE THREAD BELOW
Please read Clem's thread.
If your native language is not English
A. Translations are stored in the Repositories, not in the CD ISO.
B. They are downloaded and installed either automatically or manually.
-The live CD contains a folder named Isolinux. This is where two basic files, the (en.tr) and the (en.hlp) are found translated in many languages.
The x.tr file contains all installation instructions, menus etc in our chosen language..
The x.hlp file is used for the HELP facility, in our language.
The files above are not necessary for conversion to your language any more.
-These files are only needed during the installation process. If for example we have selected French, the fr.tr and the fr.hlp files will be used by the system.
-When the installation is nearing its end, the necessary language packs are downloaded by Synaptic.(We must be connected to the Internet).
BUT THIS PROCESS IS NOT NECESSARY ANY LONGER.
CASE A Selection of language before installation to the hard disk:
In the live CD, Go to:
Menu>Control Center>System>Language Support
1) Uncheck any languages that you don't want, leave English checked and put a check mark
on your language.
2) Click on 'Apply'..
Now, your Internet connection will be activated and Synaptic will download and install all
necessary language packs.
NOTE Wait until the download is completed, it may take some time.
3) In the Language Support card, down at the bottom, there is a window which is named Default
After the installation is complete,click on this window and select your language.
You will now have two choices: English or Your Language. Make your language the Default
Click on the INSTALL icon. Now the installation process will be in the language that you have been asked to select.
All text and menus will be in this language.
CASE B Conversion of an HDD installation which is already in English.
Follow the three steps in Case A.
Restart your system. Now all the menus, and most text will be in your language.