All being well, GIMP detects the system language. This may fail on some
machines and you may want use another language. It is possible to change
Procedure 1.1. Linux
In LINUX: in console mode,
type LANGUAGE=en GIMP or
replacing en by
fr, de, ... according to the language you want.
Procedure 1.2. Windows XP
In WINDOWS XP:
Control Panel/System/ Advanced/"Environment" button/ In "System
Variables" area: "Add" button: Enter LANG for Name and fr or de...
for Value. Watch out! You have to click on three successive "OK" to
validate your choice.
If you often change language, you can create a batch file. Open
NotePad. Type the following commands (for french for instance):
cd c:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin
Save this file as GIMP-FR.BAT (or another name, but always with a
.BAT extension. Create shortcut and drag it to your desktop.
Procedure 1.3. Windows ME
Start/Programs/ Accessories/System Tools/System
Informations/Tools/System Configuration Utility/"Environment"
tab/"New" button: Enter LANG for Name and fr or de... for Value.
Procedure 1.4. Windows 95/Windows 98
Under Window 95 and Windows 98, add the line
set lang=fr in the
Mac OS X
Go to System Preferences, click on the International icon, and in
the Language tab, the desired language should be the first in the