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How to change language GIMP2.8.6.

Oct 16, 2013, 04:52
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How to change language GIMP2.8.6.
Hi, I just find GIMP2.8.6 and very interested in it.
I just want to make it work in Japanese. I did try below things but
still don't get success. If anyone knows what to try please tell me.

OS:Win7 64bit, English OS.(I added keybord so I can type Japanese too)
GIMP ver 2.8.6

I first uninstalled GIMP. I added variable "LANG" and value"ja" in envaromental
variables for user variables and also system variables and re-start computer and
re-install GIMP2.8.6. GIMP is still in English.

Again, I uninstalled GIMP.
I had both English and Japanese in keyboard in Region and language setting
in control panel. so I removed English key board. so now it has Japanese keyboard
as default input language. Japanese(japan)-Microsoft IME.
I restart computer and reinstall GIMP2.8.6. It's still in English.

Even I look preferance-Interface and language setting, there's only
"System Language" or English[en_US] can be selected. no Japanese.

Doesn't GIMP 2.8.6 show menus in Japanese?

Thanks.
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Oct 16, 2013, 05:18 (This post was last modified: Oct 16, 2013 05:18 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: How to change language GIMP2.8.6.
Your answer to changing gimp language maybe in these links below:

1. *Gimp will auto-detect your system language, try this method:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfts3PhYero

2.
Try resetting your gimp profile/don't uninstall
(here's how, along with where to find the gimp profile:
http://gimpforums.com/thread-un-installi...p-problems )
then try the steps in this link:
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-fire-up.htm...g-language

3.
Here is the manual in japanese: http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/ja/

Good luck!

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Oct 16, 2013, 06:01
Post: #3
RE: How to change language GIMP2.8.6.
thanks for reply,
1. The youtube , that's exactly what I tried myself. It didn't work.
2. It is new to me and my first try, I changed profile folder name to
make GIMP creat new profile, but it didn't work.
3. I found it and tried in very first stage (I didn't mention it in my post)
This Japanese manual, actually it doens't tell any special technique very much,
it is written assuming people are using Japanese OS.. If they do, then I guess it's
not a problem.

I wish next version of GIMP will be easy to switch language regardless what OS
people are using...

Fortunatelly, I used to use photoshop very long ago so I still can figure out what to do
on GIMP in English but if it can be changed into Japanese, that makes things much easier
for me.

Anyway thanks again.
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Oct 16, 2013, 06:01
Post: #4
RE: How to change language GIMP2.8.6.
thanks for reply,
1. The youtube , that's exactly what I tried myself. It didn't work.
2. It is new to me and my first try, I changed profile folder name to
make GIMP creat new profile, but it didn't work.
3. I found it and tried in very first stage (I didn't mention it in my post)
This Japanese manual, actually it doens't tell any special technique very much,
it is written assuming people are using Japanese OS.. If they do, then I guess it's
not a problem.

I wish next version of GIMP will be easy to switch language regardless what OS
people are using...

Fortunatelly, I used to use photoshop very long ago so I still can figure out what to do
on GIMP in English but if it can be changed into Japanese, that makes things much easier
for me.

Anyway thanks again.
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