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How to change language?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 14:14
by e7968359
I have just downloaded minetest but it is in my OS local language. How can I change it to english?

Re: How to change language?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 17:08
by Krock
Welcome to the forums!

1) Select the tab "Settings" in the main menu
2) Press "Advanced Settings"
3) Type "language" in the search box and hit enter
4) Open the tree "Client & Server" and edit "Language" (both translated)
5) Use the dropdown menu and select "en"
6) Save and restart Minetest

If that does not work, find a directory called "locale" inside your Minetest installation and delete your translation files. That will result in an English interface as well.

Re: How to change language?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 18:02
by Linuxdirk
Addition to that: If you’re on Linux and if you didn’t compile Minetest by yourself there is a very high possibility that none of this works because Minetest checks for the translations in a non-default location when not compiled with the correct path set.

The easiest solution is to link the wrong path to the correct path ln -s /usr/share/locale /usr/share/minetest.

Re: How to change language?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 20:00
by e7968359
Thank you for your answers. I have successfully changed my language to english.

Re: How to change language?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 02:07
by Festus1965
e7968359 wrote:I have successfully changed my language to english.


What language did you have before ?

And for all:
There can only chosen the languages build in ?

Where they are defined ?

And how to get other languages in ?