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How do I change the default language?

asked 2017-07-27 06:26:41 +0100

makemesomepie gravatar image

How do I change the default language? I'm using Calc and it's stuck in Italian (I think I set Italian as the language when I was writing an essay a while ago) and the currency is stuck in Euro. Even if I go in Format>Cells>Numbers or Font and change the language, it will switch back instantly. I even downloaded the new version of LibreOffice and I'm still having the same problem. Every time I click on a cell and press the currency button it goes to Euro. Help :(

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answered 2017-07-27 06:57:28 +0100

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updated 2017-07-27 06:59:55 +0100

Have you tried looking in Tools |Options | Language Settings | Language ? (If you use a Mac that is probably LibreOffice | Preferences | Language Settings | Language)

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I'm a fool and I missed the + sign on Languages. Thank you!

makemesomepie gravatar imagemakemesomepie ( 2017-07-27 07:16:34 +0100 )edit

that's just the placebo, the moment you select a paragraph, and select the default language it reverts to the UI or the one you installed

Ricardo11 gravatar imageRicardo11 ( 2019-02-08 17:43:25 +0100 )edit

answered 2019-06-03 16:24:20 +0100

No it does not work. I would like to have all the programms, writer, calc, etc in german language

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This is not an answer and should have been posted as a comment or a new question.

You need a language pack (name varies among OSes and installation method, may be "local language package" or an option during installation).

Then Tools>Options, Language Settings>Languages offers several independant settings: User interface for the UI, locale setting for various features and Default Languages for Documents with Western, Asian and Complex text layout choices.

Check all options are correctly set.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-06-03 16:42:00 +0100 )edit
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