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how to change the installation language [closed]

asked 2012-11-27 20:52:28 +0200

bwavin gravatar image

updated 2014-02-17 22:35:26 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

when i install the program it doesnt use english which is the language version I installed it uses the country where i live. how do i get it to install in english?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-03-01 20:58:28.120176


...except the method no longer works. For me anyway.,

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answered 2012-11-27 23:06:24 +0200

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updated 2014-08-06 13:42:37 +0200

[If OS Windows]
Have a look at → Installation of LibreOffice on Windows.

A. Language of LibreOffice user interface
1. Installation Wizard
Select "Setup Type"
☉ Custom
(Dialog Box #3)

Select "Additional user interface languages"
(Dialog Box #4)

2. LibreOffice
Menu Tools → Options → Language Settings → Languages → Language of User interface
Select "English (USA)"
Restart LibreOffice

B. Language of Installation Wizard
Paragraph "Localized installer":

[...] you can force LibreOffice Windows installer to start in any language with msiexec command from the command line. For example
"msiexec /i LibO_3.5.3_Win_x86_install_multi.msi TRANSFORMS=:1084"
will start the installer of LibreOffice 3.5.3 in Scottish Gaelic [...]

For English (UK): TRANSFORMS=:2057
(More... → Locale IDs Assigned by Microsoft)

Edit 2013-10-31
See also: fdo#51038 · fdo#44915 (Status: RESOLVED FIXED) · fdo#58145 (Status: RESOLVED FIXED)

See also:
Bug 51038 - Error while trying to launch English LibreOffice installer (Status: NEW)
Bug 63827 - Default Installer Language (Status: NEW)
AskLibO: "Windows installer is not localized" - bug (51038) still exists?

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-12 12:26:24 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-01-10 15:27:33 +0200

Alan and Jean gravatar image

Not sure if this is the best place for my question. Is it possible for future development of Libre office to simply the language selection. Open office you can choose the language of installation as a tick a box. I have seen Libre office on a computer in English and like it. I just lack the skill to understand this solution with the command line and hope with a future edition of Libre Office this could be resolved as I am using a Chinese computer and would like Libre Office in English.

Thanks Alan

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-02-03 23:10:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-03-07 06:40:40 +0200

donrob gravatar image

I just want it to stay on the language I told it to use. The styles and spell checker keeps changing from English UK to None. So no spell checking, no auto-correct ... and so on.

Sick of having to go change styles and paragraphs and documents back to my chosen language all the time.

BTW - always get English South Africa too - it this because I use a Ubuntu based distro?

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@donrob – That's another topic. Please file a new question.

You may also have a look at → When I'm starting program it is no language to check spelling.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-07 11:43:16 +0200 )edit

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