Always open Open Office in English

Andy Harrison aharrison at
Thu May 17 20:28:28 UTC 2007

On 5/17/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> 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.
> Thanks in advance.

I'm just guess really, but what if you created another user id.
Create user 'foo' and make sure all their settings are for english.
Then, while you're signed into your regular non-english userid, change
the OOo menu entry so that it runs as user foo.

Andy Harrison

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