System Settings/Locale/How To Install and Apply Interface Translation

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How To Install and Apply Interface Translation

All modern distributions propose to install appropriate locale during distro installation. If for some reason you missed your locale here is step-by-step instruction on how to install and apply it.

Installation of Language Package

You should first install the language pack for your distribution. The method of installation depends on distribution. Here we describe the steps for some of the most popular GUI tools.

KPackageKit (Apper)

This tool is a frontend to PackageKit and used by Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu. New version of KPackageKit is named Apper. Ubuntu will switch to Muon from version 11.10.

Start KPackageKit from application launcher or just press Alt + F2 and type
kpacka
then press Enter.
Starting KPackageKit with KRunner.
Type
kde-l10n
in search field and press Enter. Choose the appropriate language pack from the list below.
Selected language pack in KPackageKit window.

Click Install then Apply. KPackageKit will ask you to install an additional package.

KPackageKit query to install additional package.

Click Continue.

KPackageKit is installing the packages.

When installation is finished close KPackageKit window.

drakrpm

Frontend for urpmi. Used in Mageia and Mandriva.

Start drakrpm from Control Center or just press Alt + F2 and type
drakrpm
then press Enter.
Starting drakrpm with KRunner.
Type
kde-l10n
in search field and press Enter. Choose the appropriate language pack from the list below.
Chosen language pack in drakrpm window.

Click Apply. drakrpm will ask you to install an additional package. Click OK.

When installation is finished close drakrpm window.

Applying Language

Start System Settings from application launcher.

Selected System Settings item in Kickoff Favorites list.

Choose Locale from the list.

Selected Locale item in System Settings window.

Choose your country from the list on Country tab. Click Apply.

Country selection.

Go to the Language tab. Select your language on the left pane and push Icon-go-next.png to add it to the Preferred Languages list.

Language selection.

Press Apply. Log off then log on to apply the changes. For the detailed instructions please visit this page. That's all.


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