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How to change the installer language?

asked 2017-08-09 10:09:37 +0100

Zaltys gravatar image

updated 2017-08-09 12:15:10 +0100

Tried to install this after a couple of years, but looks like it still has the same problem: the installation language defaults to one that I cannot read. Which makes it impossible to select which components I'm installing, etc.

So how do I switch it to use English (in Windows 7)?

Note: The tricks mentioned in the past threads, such as appending 'TRANSFORMS=:2047 UI_LANGS=en_GB' don't work. The only thing that changes is the initial popup, but everything after that is unreadable.

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answered 2017-08-09 11:32:42 +0100

paravantis gravatar image

Please see my comment in this post, and make sure you have downloaded the correct language for installation.

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Didn't work. I tried downloading the one from, but that still defaults to the wrong language.

I also tried installing the help pack first. That installer was in English, but I don't see what good that does if I can't install the main pack.

Zaltys gravatar imageZaltys ( 2017-08-09 12:12:07 +0100 )edit

Please try this: Go to Control Panel, Region, Administrative tab, and see whether you need to change system locale to the language of your choice. (I am on Windows 10, hope you can find you way there in Windows 7.) Then reboot Windows and try again with the LibreOffice installation.

paravantis gravatar imageparavantis ( 2017-08-09 12:17:11 +0100 )edit

Well... I had already set the locale to United Kingdom, which didn't help.

However, changing the time/date format to UK caused the installer to switch to English. Which seems odd. But hey, it works. Thanks.

Zaltys gravatar imageZaltys ( 2017-08-09 12:34:16 +0100 )edit

Fantastic! Very happy to have helped, even in this indirect way! Well done!

paravantis gravatar imageparavantis ( 2017-08-09 12:36:02 +0100 )edit
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