Always open Open Office in English

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri May 18 05:55:56 BST 2007

On 18/05/07, kk <karlok at> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > My system is not in English, but I want Open Office to always open in
> > English. I know that I can append LANG=C to all the commands that open
> > OOo, but there are many: sometimes I click on a file in Konqueror,
> > sometimes I open OOo from the K menu, sometimes from within an email,
> > and more. Where can I configure OOo to always be in English?
> >
> > Note that I'm not looking for an OOo-specific answer. There are other
> > apps too, such as The Gimp, that I'd simply prefer for them to be in
> > English no matter where I open them from.
> >
> I notice that the K menu entries for OOo point to a shell script:
>     #!/bin/sh
>     export OOO_EXTRA_ARG=''
>     /usr/lib/openoffice/program/ooqstart  "$@"
> Couldn't you put LANG=C in there?  That would be OOo specific, but
> perhaps you could do something similar for other apps.

Yes, that worked! Thank you very, very much.

Dotan Cohen

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