language selection in Windows

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at
Tue Jun 18 08:01:10 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-06-18 at 17:46 +0300, Lubomir I. Ivanov wrote:
>> > I don't think I like this. Command line arguments in general are not
>> > user friendly at all. I'd much rather allow people to select the
>> > language from the preferences and then store that selection in the
>> > settings.
>> >
>> a UI preference is definitely better. it could use the locale language
>> until the user picks a new one from an #ifdef section of the settings
>> dialog, as this is only needed on Windows..
>> for that we have to grab the list of folder names in share/locale, but
>> the list may still look a bit weird without aliases. e.g. it_IT ->
>> Italian.
> We should be able to just add the xx_YY -> text conversion somewhere in
> our preprocessing
> /D
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Just a quickie, I don't think this is needed only for windows.
for example, I'm trying to learn french, so everything in my computer
is french - but sometimes I cant understand something and like to do a
quick language change. this is appreciated in other SO's as well.


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