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#4 Change of language

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2004-10-03
2004-05-26
goebbe
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Hello Gretl (Team?)

thanks for the nice piece of software.
There should be a possibility to change the language, after
the installation. It's very anoying that I have to use the
French version, just because my native language is
French. All my work and the related literature is
in English, I would prefer to have an Englisch
installation.

Would it be possible to add the language to the
preferences, such that one can change the language.

By the way: Is there any simple way to install with
another language than the native language of the
computer - I didn't find any information on that. (I am
using a Win2000 Pro - at work)

Thanks a lot
Christian

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  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2004-05-26

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  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2004-05-26

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    The language that gretl uses is determined by the LANG
    environment variable. In the Windows console you could type

    set lang="C"
    gretlw32

    or maybe

    set lang="en_US"
    gretlw32

    I will think about creating a 'switch'.

    Allin Cottrell

     
  • goebbe
    goebbe
    2004-06-02

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    Thanks for the quick answer.

    I tried the recommendet procedure - but it didn't work for me.
    When I open the Windows console and I type
    set lang
    I get an error-message saying that the environmental variable
    lang is not defined.

    Of course I can set a variable with name lang. But even when
    I do that, I am not able to execute gretlw32 from the
    Windows-console. I get the error message that gretl32 is not
    a valid command or known program. (Perhaps I have to change
    the environment path variable too?)

    My suggestion: What about a simple menue in the installation
    process which allows to choose the language.

    Christian

     
  • goebbe
    goebbe
    2004-06-02

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    Indeed, when I set the environment path variable of windows,
    everything works fine:
    I just addet E:\Program Files\gretl to the path in Windows.
    Rebooted, to make Windows recognize the change. Then a
    set lang="en_US"
    gretlw32
    in the windows console did the job.
    Thanks

     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2004-06-04

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    gretl 1.2.7 will have a command-line switch, -e or
    --english, to force the use of English regardless of the
    computer's current language setting.

    You can try a pre-release version, from
    ftp://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/pub/gretl/gretl_install.exe

    If you are launching gretl from a Windows desktop shortcut,
    right-click on the shortcut icon and choose to edit
    Properties. Look for the line where the command is
    specified, and add
    --english
    after the path to gretlw32.exe (separated by a space).

     
  • goebbe
    goebbe
    2004-06-08

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    I just tried the pre-release of gretl 1.2.7 to test the
    command line switch for the language, on my Win2000pro computer.

    Coosing the 'properites' of the shurtcut icon on the desktop
    and extending the command line like follows:

    "E:\Program Files\gretl\gretlw32.exe" --english

    lead to the expected result. Note that it is important to
    add the
    language option after the quotation.

    Thanks a lot for your quick support. It is really great to
    get an
    immediate response.
    Christian

     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2004-10-03

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