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I tried to install Libreoffice but the wizards in Russian. WTF ? [closed]

asked 2016-03-16 00:35:49 +0200

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Under what operating system you had this trouble?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-16 12:59:18 +0200 )edit

The system : Win7 , OEM , ultimate , 32bit , sp1 .

The problem is not in the p.c. The problem is that the LibreOffice installer lets Bill Fucken Gates and his gang to have a say during the installation of LibreOffice !!! And from time to time , Bill and his fucken gang fucks the installation . If you were in his shoes , weren't you doing the same thing ?

I'm not asking fot an installer in my natve language, that will too much . All i want is an installer in the English language ! no more space

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 18:24:09 +0200 )edit

I fully share your opinion about the talents of experts from this corporation. However, I try to express my emotions more modestly - here are women and children. As far as I know, the installer tries to use the language that is specified in your system settings as native (He's just trying to be courteous)

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-16 19:20:33 +0200 )edit

I'll continue in this comment : I can not believe i am the first person facing this problem , it is probably known for a long time . Again the problem : the installation wizard starts in English , then turns to Russian from the second "slide" until the end . I believe this bug is known for a long time , and i believe it's there on purpose !

If you know any fix , please let me know . Thank you.

About my language : sorry for that ! I am blocked from installing LibreOffice , and i'm angry .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 19:54:53 +0200 )edit

I'm afraid that you not approach my way. I had not seen the installation wizard many month ago. I use the administrative installation. It shows only the window of the first step: msiexec /a "<source_drive&path>\LibreOffice_5.1.0_Win_x86.msi" TARGETDIR="<target_drive&path>"

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-16 20:17:18 +0200 )edit

Can i use this line in the CMD ? How do you control what items are installed ?

I read these : And it's clear Libre Office is not ready yet for a silent-install . Thank you .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 20:43:43 +0200 )edit

I always install all the components - the place occupy little, but may need at any time. Try it. (Your links about office from 2011 year ;-) )

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-16 20:50:15 +0200 )edit

Thank you .

And how do i specify a complete installation ? Is it the "a" parameter in your code-line ?

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 21:00:34 +0200 )edit

I run the command prompt as an administrator , I edited your code-line to include the actuall directories addresses , and it run beautifully until the second "slide" of the installation wizard appeared , in Russian of course !

This is actually one of the things mentioned in the 2011 articles i linked . So , unless i totally misunderstood your advise , we have another example for a bug that is in the installation-systen for at least five years . Thank you any way .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 21:19:27 +0200 )edit

Hello JohnSUN .

I think we might have a misunderstanding .

You wrote : " I had not seen the installation wizard many month ago. I use the administrative installation. It shows only the window of the first step"

But , when i used the code-line you wrote , i did see the installation wizard (in the wrong language) .

Are you sure about what you wrote ? and can you understand why the installation in my p.c. behaves differently ?

By the way , maybe i found a fix to this bug .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-17 22:53:28 +0200 )edit

Excuse my bad English. Meant - I do not look (do not pay attention, do not read) on the wizard dialog box :-(

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-18 10:03:35 +0200 )edit

Thank you JohnSUN To sum up , someone in LibreOffice , on purpose , forces everybody to use the faulty software of Micro$oft . Even though people come to this site because they want to stop using that crap !

Is there a way to report this bug (probably reported in the past) ? Is there a way to find what more Micro$oft-shit we are forced to use just by trying to use LibreOffice ?

And, since i know how to fix this bug (not for novice users) , can you tell me where to post the fixture ? Thanx

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-18 16:51:00 +0200 )edit

Maybe here? Let it will be your answer to your question, why not?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-18 17:29:23 +0200 )edit

The solution i found was to install ORCA . It is a freeware that manipulates installers .

With ORCA i deleted all the optional languages and left only one , so , the installer had to use this language .

Since there are no names of the languages , only language-code , I had to find in another place what is the code for my language .

If you wonder , 2057 is the code for English-Great-Britain .

This manipulation only affect the install process , everything in LibreOffice stays the same .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-18 18:17:07 +0200 )edit

I'll continue in this comment .

How can we make LibreOffice publish an installer that works in English only ?

I don't care if they will leave the current trap-file , just to give a link , next to it , to the correct file .

My fixture is really not for novice users , and some users will need help to avoid this nasty hindrance .

Thank you

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-18 18:27:02 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-03-16 00:40:52 +0200

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I spent almost 15 minutes until i managed to post the question ! Who is the bastard that hates us the users so much that have put so many hurdles in my way to ask the question ? You should be ashamed !!!

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Do not get excited, moshe11. If not for that "bastard", then your question would simply get lost among the offers to buy, to visit, to lengthen...

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2016-03-16 12:57:35 +0200 )edit

Apart from the problem in the software itself , which i hope will be fixed one day , I had to go through a very difficult way just to report it and get an answer . Were these obstacles there just by chance ? i don't think so .

I think the unfriendly way we the users are treated , has a strong connection with some of the "mistakes" in the software .

I can guess where it is going , but , let's leave that aside for now .

moshe11 gravatar imagemoshe11 ( 2016-03-16 20:13:34 +0200 )edit

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