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hcentaur13
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other languages than english

Post by hcentaur13 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:30 am

When an user change the language from english to his home language the installed man pages are not changed and remains to be english. So getting help on his/her system leaces impossible als he/she doesn't know enough to understund english. For lots of languages there ar manpages in theyr local language available but never installed. The installer and later on the lanugage change should install the local manpages depending on the selecten one if applicable.

gm10
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Re: other languages than english

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:20 am

Manual pages are installed in all available languages actually. If they don't get displayed, your language settings are not correct.

If you have not logged out and back in after your language change, do that first and try a man page again. If it's still not in the desired language, post output of

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printenv LANG LC_MESSAGES LC_ALL
and of

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mintlocale
This will also pop up a GUI where you can double check that you've actually configured your desired language. The relevant one here is the one that's listed first.

Last but not least, do try the below but substitute en_US.UTF-8 for the first language code you have configured in mintlocale above

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LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 man man
It will either display the man page in your desired language or it will say that it can't set the locale. Let me know which one.

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