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How to change gedit’s default language to English


Gedit has a very annoying habit Photobucket after downloading, it autamatically takes the default language Windows is set to (in my case it’s Dutch). Changing the default language to English is for some mysterious reason, not possible through the menu of gedit (Tools, Set Language).

This is what you get when you try to change it through the menu:

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An empty screen to pick your languages fromPhotobucket

Don’t worry though, it is possible to change your language into English, just copy and paste this path into your file browser (close gedit first!):

C:\Program Files\gedit\share\locale

You’ll get this screen:

Here you select the folder that is named after the country code of the language gedit automatically sets to, as you can see in my case its “nl”. Delete this folder, open gedit. Et voilà, it opens in English. This solution Photobucket was tested in Windows Vista.

7 thoughts on “How to change gedit’s default language to English

  1. This is SO easy! Thanks!
    Tested and working on Windows 7. 🙂

  2. where can I find the country code for chinese?? Thank you.

  3. Simple and sucessful solution, Thank you! It was driving me crazy!

  4. Bad luck: Edit>Preferences, Tab “Plugins”: They are still in the wrong language!

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