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delboy



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: VLC menus in Greek Reply with quote

Hello, I have been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now but this has really confused me! I wanted to edit some videos using VLC but all the menus are in Greek. All other applications are in English. I have used VLC before but not since upgrading to Lucid Lynx 2.6.32-23-generic.
I have completely removed all references to VLC both manually and using Synaptic Package Manager but it always comes back with a Greek menu.
In System -> Administration -> Language Support the only 2 languages selected are English (United Kingdom) and English.
I found on the web the option to add "env LANGUAGE=en" in front of the command "vlc %U" in the properties panel for VLC but this made no difference.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works for me on VLC 1.0.2 (Goldeneye) with the command(s):
for english
Code:
env LANGUAGE=en vlc

or for french
Code:
env LANGUAGE=fr vlc

or german
Code:
env LANGUAGE=de vlc


so try launching from a terminal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the other hand, uninstalling and re-installing does not touch any configuration in your home directory. You will find configuration parameters for vlc in .config/vlc - try removing that before running vlc again.
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delboy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: VLC in Greek Reply with quote

Hello people, thanks for your suggestions; however neither one solves the problem. I removed .config/vlc and it was remade when I ran VLC again but it was still in Greek.
To PCNetSpec, when you say launch in terminal what exactly do you mean?
Hope to hear from you soon
Thanks and regards,
delboy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and type:
Code:
env LANGUAGE=en vlc

hit enter. (remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive)
VLC *should* start in english
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having found what I presume is the only other instance of this on the 'net, I see that the OP there states that the menus are not actually in Greek, but just have Greek characters where one would normally expect Latin ones.
This suggests that it's a font problem rather than a language one.
In System>Preferences>Appearance>Fonts try changing the Application font. I'm using DejaVu Sans Book (10) which I find clear enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aah, yes I remember someone having a similar problem with OpenOffice... restoring fonts to default fixed the problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: VLC in Greek Reply with quote

Hello Khakios, that did it !! I changed the font to Comic sans and all is well.
Thanks very much .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: VLC in Greek Reply with quote

delboy wrote:
I changed the font to Comic sans and all is well.


That's the first time I've heard anyone say that about Comic Sans Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: VLC in Greek Reply with quote

delboy wrote:
Hello Khakios
Khakios lol,
delboy wrote:
changed the font to Comic sans and all is well.delboy
Using Comic sans #fail Razz
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