Always open Open Office in English

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu May 17 20:35:49 UTC 2007

On 17/05/07, Andy Harrison <aharrison at> wrote:
> 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.

That's more of a workaround than a solution, and it's not practical
because I would _still_ have to change the settings in the menus, from
the console, from Kmail, etc.

Dotan Cohen

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