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OSX Change program language of GIMP robcubbon 09 Sep 05:13
  OSX Change program language of GIMP Partha Bagchi 09 Sep 11:18
   OSX Change program language of GIMP robcubbon 12 Sep 05:07
    OSX Change program language of GIMP Partha Bagchi 13 Sep 15:28
     OSX Change program language of GIMP Michael Schumacher 13 Sep 18:49
      OSX Change program language of GIMP robcubbon 14 Sep 05:02
       OSX Change program language of GIMP Partha Bagchi 23 Sep 12:51
        OSX Change program language of GIMP robcubbon 23 Oct 11:39
         OSX Change program language of GIMP wagonlips 10 Jul 20:24
2017-09-09 05:13:52 UTC (almost 3 years ago)
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Hello, I want to use GIMP in English. I'm using Mac OS 10.11.6 (15G1611) El Capitan.

I've just downloaded GIMP. I'm in Thailand but I downloaded Gimp with a VPN pretending I'm in the UK.

And as soon as it loads you can see there's an issue with language.

Please see attachment.

I have combed the internet for solutions.

This doesn't work http://www.ekenberg.se/blog/change-gimp-interface-language-on-mac/ tried this in contents/MacOS/GIMP:
echo "Launching GIMP..."
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
$EXEC "$bundle_contents/MacOS/$name-bin" "$@" $EXTRA_ARGS

tried everything here http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/18561-choice-of-language edited gimprc – still doesn't work

even changing language in preferences and guessing the English choices doesn't work.

Please does someone know another solution.

I want to make a course about how to make money selling tshirt designs on Amazon. I would like to empower people to do this and I don't want them to spend money on Photoshop (anyway they won't because they couldn't afford it). So I'm really keen to get GIMP to work.

Partha Bagchi
2017-09-09 11:18:43 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

OSX Change program language of GIMP

GIMP uses the system language on bootup. Once you've started GIMP, go to the preferences, and change the language from System to English.

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 1:13 AM, robcubbon wrote:

Hello, I want to use GIMP in English. I'm using Mac OS 10.11.6 (15G1611) El Capitan.

I've just downloaded GIMP. I'm in Thailand but I downloaded Gimp with a VPN pretending I'm in the UK.

And as soon as it loads you can see there's an issue with language.

Please see attachment.

I have combed the internet for solutions.

This doesn't work http://www.ekenberg.se/blog/change-gimp-interface-language-on-mac/ tried this in contents/MacOS/GIMP:
echo "Launching GIMP..."
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
$EXEC "$bundle_contents/MacOS/$name-bin" "$@" $EXTRA_ARGS

tried everything here http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/18561-choice-of-language edited gimprc – still doesn't work

even changing language in preferences and guessing the English choices doesn't
work.

Please does someone know another solution.

I want to make a course about how to make money selling tshirt designs on Amazon. I would like to empower people to do this and I don't want them to spend
money on Photoshop (anyway they won't because they couldn't afford it). So I'm
really keen to get GIMP to work.

Attachments: * http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/675/ original/Screen_Shot_2017-09-09_at_12.08.36.png

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2017-09-12 05:07:24 UTC (almost 3 years ago)
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OSX Change program language of GIMP

Please see the attached screenshot and you'll see why that isn't an option. And I've tried.

GIMP uses the system language on bootup. Once you've started GIMP, go to
the preferences, and change the language from System to English.

Partha Bagchi
2017-09-13 15:28:04 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

OSX Change program language of GIMP

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:07 AM, robcubbon wrote:

Please see the attached screenshot and you'll see why that isn't an option. And
I've tried.

GIMP uses the system language on bootup. Once you've started GIMP, go to
the preferences, and change the language from System to English.

Attachments:
* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/684/ original/Screen_Shot_2017-09-09_at_18.58.08.png

So you restart GIMP and still saw the same language?

Michael Schumacher
2017-09-13 18:49:51 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

OSX Change program language of GIMP

On 09/13/2017 05:28 PM, Partha Bagchi wrote:

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:07 AM, robcubbon wrote:

Please see the attached screenshot and you'll see why that isn't an option. And
I've tried.

Attachments:
* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/684/ original/Screen_Shot_2017-09-09_at_18.58.08.png

So you restart GIMP and still saw the same language?

That's not a different language, it's English with different characters. Has been reported a few times, but the majority of users seems to not be hit by this issue.

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Michael
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2017-09-14 05:02:08 UTC (almost 3 years ago)
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Yup, it sucks.

Partha Bagchi
2017-09-23 12:51:41 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

OSX Change program language of GIMP

Well, have you tried some other builds like mine for example to see if the problem persists?

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:02 AM, robcubbon wrote:

Yup, it sucks.

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2018-10-23 11:39:29 UTC (almost 2 years ago)
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Well, have you tried some other builds like mine for example to see if the
problem persists?

Could you give me a link to any of the other builds? as I'm still getting this issue. :)

2020-07-10 20:24:25 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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I am also having this exact issue. I posted about here a while ago: https://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/19686-wrong-language-os-x-sierra

Today I installed Inkscape and found it has the same problem. Not sure what the common feature is, as this does not affect all of the apps on my Mac, but here are a couple other things I've noticed:

If I copy a word from the menu that appears to be in Thai and paste it anywhere else, it pastes in English.

Posts in Mac forums about having the wrong menu language in an app suggest the Language & Region control panel may have configurations, but neither Gimp nor Inkscape are configurable there, as far as I can tell.

I have updated OS X versions (from Yosemite to Catalina) and Gimp versions and nothing has changed. Deleting preferences also does nothing.

I'm glad to discover I'm not the only one experiencing this mystery, but it is small comfort as I still cannot use either of these programs.