Pidgin in english

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Oct 13 10:58:42 EDT 2009

El día Tuesday, October 13, 2009 a las 10:47:54AM -0400, Daniel Atallah escribió:

> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 10:16, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> > I've similar problem: I want to have it in Spanish, and not in English;
> > I compiled 2.6.2 from the sources and this installs all languages
> > message objects below /usr/local/share/locale, for example:
> Your situation is slightly different as you're not on Windows.
> Pidgin (like the rest of the software on your computer) runs according
> to your locale (
> -D

Thanks. But, you may asume that I have known this and did a lot of
tests, like:

guru at current:~> env | fgrep LC
guru at current:~> 

i.e. I have no LC_xxxx in my env

guru at current:~> LANG=es_ES.ISO8859-1 date
martes, 13 de octubre de 2009, 16:54:33 CEST

i.e. brings up date's output in Spanish;

guru at current:~> LANG=de_DE.ISO8859-1 date
Di 13 Okt 2009 16:54:40 CEST

i.e. brings up date's output in German

guru at current:~> LANG=de_DE.ISO8859-1 pidgin

does not bring up Pidgin in German, stays in English; why?

My environment is FreeBSD 8-CURRENT and KDE.


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