#4 non-English support?


Does not work if the account language of gmail is not set to english. I'm using a German account and so it can't find the appropriate "Drafts" folder.


  • Alexander Skiba

    Alexander Skiba - 2010-03-15

    Screenshot of the error message

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-03-16

    Sorry about that - the Google integration is reverse engineered. It looks like fixing this requires a robust translation effort.

    If you are hackerishly inclined, It is not hard to find the place where the "Drafts" folder is defined in the /usr/bin/gnome-gmail script. Make a copy to your user directory, and run it using

     ./gnome-gmail mail:joe@example.com?attach=/etc/resolv.conf

    Change the "Drafts" string to the name of your Drafts directory. When it works to your satisfaction, copy it back to /usr/bin.

    What is the name of your Drafts folder?

  • Alexander Skiba

    Alexander Skiba - 2010-03-16

    the German one is called "Entwürfe" or "Entwüfe" if you wish chuckle

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    Anonymous - 2010-03-17

    how change script for Russion version Gmail?
    "Drafts" in Russian Gmail = "Черновики"

    I try change it in script and add "#coding=utf-8" to top of file, but nothing change - still display message - "Unable to determine IMAP Drafts folder location"


  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-03-17

    Sorry, it is going to have to remain English-only unless someone steps up with a patch.

  • henrysmoking

    henrysmoking - 2010-09-28

    in italian it work with "Bozze"

  • Urizev

    Urizev - 2010-10-21

    Have you consider that people may use Gnome and GMail with different languages? I say that because it is my case. XD

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-10-21

    Version 1.7 has support for internationalization. Translators should be able to provide data files that make the software work in other languages.

  • Ogu

    Ogu - 2010-10-29


    For french users : in the file /usr/bin/gnome-gmail replace "Drafts" by "Brouillons (or "drafts" by "brouillons") in the lines 122 & 408.

    Pour les utilisateurs français : dans le fichier /usr/bin/gnome-gmail remplacez aux lignes 122 et 408 les termes "drafts" par "brouillons". Attention à respecter la casse (majuscule ou non).

  • Ogu

    Ogu - 2010-10-29

    In french, replace "Drafts" by "Brouillons".

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-10-29

    French po file added to git. Thanks.

  • mathieu Clabaut

    mathieu Clabaut - 2010-12-16

    It would be nice to have a gconf option to choose the default language. Indeed, my home computer account is set up to French, but my google gmail account is an english one (because some features of gmail are only availabe for the english accounts)...

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-12-16

    Ok, go ahead and enter that as a feature request.

    As a workaround, you could delete the French translation file.

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2010-12-17

    You could set your preferred email application to "Custom", and then invoke GNOME Gmail with something like "LANG=en gnome-gmail %s" (I'm not sure if the syntax is right on that).

  • Dave Steele

    Dave Steele - 2011-05-15

    The format would be "LANG-en_US gnome-gmail %s", but this doesn't work from Preferred Applications. Also, GNOME 3 removes custom preferred applications.

    I wasn't able to get this working with a desktop file edit either.



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