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.
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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
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?
the German one is called "Entwürfe" or "Entwüfe" if you wish chuckle
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"
Sorry, it is going to have to remain English-only unless someone steps up with a patch.
A description of the edit for Spanish:
in italian it work with "Bozze"
Have you consider that people may use Gnome and GMail with different languages? I say that because it is my case. XD
Version 1.7 has support for internationalization. Translators should be able to provide data files that make the software work in other languages.
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).
In french, replace "Drafts" by "Brouillons".
French po file added to git. Thanks.
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)...
Ok, go ahead and enter that as a feature request.
As a workaround, you could delete the French translation file.
Done : https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3138575&group_id=277145&atid=1176982
Alas, I cannot simply suppress the french .po file as there are other users on the same computer with a French gmail account...
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).
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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