[SOLVED]Japanese Firefox, impossible?

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[SOLVED]Japanese Firefox, impossible?

Postby loxaheart on Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:43 am

Konbanwa!

For the last few hours, I've been desperately searching for a solution to my problem.

I'm trying to get a Japanese version of Firefox on my FB 9. It doesn't matter if I have an English version/option or not.

Here's what I've tried so far:
1) I changed my Fluxbox language to Japanese and installed all of the required packages.
2) Downloaded and tried to compile jp version of Firefox. This failed because there is no README or configure files after unpacking.
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application.ini             libfreebl3.chk    libxpcom.so
blocklist.xml               libfreebl3.so     libxul.so
chrome                      libmozalloc.so    mozilla-xremote-client
chrome.manifest             libmozsqlite3.so  omni.jar
components                  libnspr4.so       platform.ini
crashreporter               libnss3.so        plugin-container
crashreporter.ini           libnssckbi.so     precomplete
crashreporter-override.ini  libnssdbm3.chk    removed-files
defaults                    libnssdbm3.so     run-mozilla.sh
dependentlibs.list          libnssutil3.so    searchplugins
dictionaries                libplc4.so        Throbber-small.gif
extensions                  libplds4.so       update.locale
firefox                     libsmime3.so      updater
firefox-bin                 libsoftokn3.chk   updater.ini
hyphenation                 libsoftokn3.so
icons                       libssl3.so

3) Tried
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apt install build-essential

Something installed but I don't think it helped my problem :?
4) Realized that there are no .xpi language files for Linux :cry:

So there you have it ^.^ Thanks very much for any and all help, in advance!
Yoroshiku!
*bow*
Last edited by loxaheart on Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Japanese Firefox, impossible?

Postby viking777 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:37 am

You don't compile Firefox my friend it is already compiled. All you need to do is to unpack the tarball to a folder maybe in your home folder. Close any existing Firefox instance then start it by running
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~/firefox/firefox


Then if you want the Japanese version all the time change the location of your firefox shortcuts to the new address.
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Re: Japanese Firefox, impossible?

Postby loxaheart on Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:11 pm

Okay, I closed Firefox and followed your instructions... It is still very much all English :? I know I downloaded Firefox from their Japanese website...
The thing is that, I'm not sure if this is a Firefox problem or a Mint problem.

I thought about uninstalling Firefox, but from the exploring I've done on my system, it looks complicated...
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Re: Japanese Firefox, impossible?

Postby loxaheart on Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:43 pm

I managed to get it ^.^ Here's what I did:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox

Then I unpacked the Japanese edition
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tar xvjf firefox-9.0.1.tar.bz2

I couldn't open Firefox using the terminal, so I went to the folder and opened it from there. The Firefox icon no longer appears, and I can't figure out how to change the shortcut in my menu lol But it's definitely the Japanese version, and all of my bookmarks, plugins and preferences were saved, so everything else will come eventually ^.^

Thanks for all the help!!
Arigatou gozaimasu *bow*

EDIT: To change shortcuts for programs in the root menu:
.mint-fm2/submenus

For example, to change the shortcut for Firefox, I used Thunar File Manager.
View > Hidden Files.
Then access
.mint-fm2 > submenus > Internet.
A text editor will pop up, I found Firefox Web Browser and changed {firefox} to {/location/of/new/firefox}. Saved and it works like a charm ^.^ I hope this is helpful *bow*
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