Gedit has a very annoying habit 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:
An empty screen to pick your languages from
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!):
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 was tested in Windows Vista.
November 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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February 2, 2013 at 11:25 am
This is SO easy! Thanks!
Tested and working on Windows 7. 🙂
February 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm
where can I find the country code for chinese?? Thank you.
February 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm
I think the country code for china would be ch 🙂
July 4, 2014 at 6:06 am
Simple and sucessful solution, Thank you! It was driving me crazy!
July 4, 2014 at 6:29 am
Bad luck: Edit>Preferences, Tab “Plugins”: They are still in the wrong language!
July 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm
I am so sorry, I am don’t use Gedit anymore, so I can’t help you out 😦