[Gambas-user] IDE Default language for new projects

gian bagoneo at libero.it
Sat Jan 21 23:12:42 CET 2023

Il 21/01/23 22:07, Martin ha scritto:
> El 21/1/23 a las 14:53, Bruce Steers escribió:
>> It now uses the System.Language setting to choose default language 
>> after i
>> moaned because i was having to set mine to English (UK) every time, so
>> Benoit made it select the system language not the old English (USA) 
>> default.
>> Do you use an old gambas version?
> Hi,
> I'm using version 3.17.3 at the moment until the Manjaro repositories 
> are updated.
> Is true the version 3.18 takes the system language but I want more 
> control over the ide behaviour so that it doesn't use the system 
> language and doesn't use US English but uses the language I specify.
> Because it can happen as it is my case that I use the desktop in es_AR 
> and I program in common English (I had been doing it in USA English) 
> then I would have to change it every time I create a project and I would 
> like to change it only once in the configuration.
> Then there is the other issue related to the language of the program 
> being common English or common Spanish and not a regional variant, but 
> this is a more complicated issue to solve or find a consensus.
> I try to translate into Spanish (common) the Gambas IDE, the components 
> and the examples that are there but I find that one is made with en_US 
> another with en_GB, from my point of view as a translator I hope that 
> everything is in an English as neutral and without localisms as possible 
> (common English).
> I think that the IDE, the components and the examples should move 
> towards a common English and leave aside the local variants.
> I share the idea but, as I am relatively new to translating Gambas, 
> maybe I am saying things that don't make practical sense, sorry if that 
> is the case.
> For example, in preference / projects there could be a default language 
> variable, to choose between system or manual where manual enables to 
> choose the language one wants.
> Or directly a list in a combobox that gives the option to choose a 
> language or the system language.
> Best regards.
> Martin.

Hi Martin,

If I type in the terminal:
$ LANG="de_DE.UTF-8" gambas3
here I open Gambas in German
(of course the language must be installed in the system)

As far as I know in GNU Linux the base language is US English and Gambas 
respects the rule.

With best regards


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