Pidgin silent install language forced to English

Eion Robb eion at
Thu Jun 20 23:09:12 EDT 2019

Hi Stephen,

That /L=1041 command is to set the Installer exe to display the install
wizard in japanese, not to install the japanese .mo translation files.
Pidgin tries to guess the locale of the system at startup to work out what
language to display, but different Windows systems behave weirdly, so
there's an override using the PIDGINLANG var.   See more at


On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 23:08, Vasquez, Stephen J <stephen.j.vasquez at>

> Hello,
> For a task I have been assigned, I need to silently install pidgin in
> Japanese. I’m finding though that using the silent option seems to be
> forcing the install to happen in English despite the fact that I have the
> /L=1041 command set. Is there a way to get around this?
> Details of my install: I am attempting to install using the 2.10.12
> offline installer, due to patch-date requirements I was given (no later
> than Jan 2016). I am currently installing on a win 7 Pro vm (although I
> will eventually also need to install on win 10).
> If you need anymore information I can provide it.
> Thank you very much for your help.
> Stephen Vasaquez
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