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#1 2012-09-30 14:18:38

Beepmode
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Registered: 2012-03-15
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Localising Waldorf

I've installed Waldorf on a laptop which will go to my mum. She's elderly, not particularly computer-savvy, and she doesn't speak a word of English. To make the computer as friendly as possible I've translated most of the cb-* files in /usr/bin/ but there are a couple of things that are still in English...

  • The login screen. A minor issue but if possible I'd like to translate 'Username' and 'Password'.

  • The screensaver (the window with the flame). I've located heaps of xscreensaver files but haven't found one where I can change the words.

  • Nitrogen (for changing the wallpaper... this is very important to me mum ;) hardly has any text but it isn't localised. I've tried anypaper as and alternative but that was worse. Is there a lightweight, localised wallpaper manager?

Another question is whether the cb-* files in /usr/bin/ get overwritten when running an update/upgrade. I hope they're not!

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#2 2012-09-30 15:55:57

jst_joe
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Re: Localising Waldorf

Is her native language not available during the install?


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#3 2012-09-30 16:54:40

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Re: Localising Waldorf

jst_joe wrote:

Is her native language not available during the install?

Is it but setting the locale doesn't localise everything. The #! menu is an obvious example; that's 'hard-coded' in menu.xml. Other programmes (like nitrogen) don't seem to have language packages.

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#4 2012-09-30 18:00:25

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Re: Localising Waldorf

^^ I didn't know that, I've never tried anything but english.
Have you checked other distro's?
Don't know if it would be any different but might be worth a try. smile


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#5 2012-09-30 20:13:47

unfugr
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From: ruhr area, germany
Registered: 2012-09-18
Posts: 34

Re: Localising Waldorf

/usr/share/slim/themes/NAME-OF-USED-SLIM-THEME/slim.conf

edit the argument of

username_msg and
password_msg to your liking.

You can render slim unworkable if you do something funny, so keep a backup.

Last edited by unfugr (2012-09-30 20:15:00)

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#6 2012-09-30 20:43:28

bozhkov
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Re: Localising Waldorf

I dont know what language you and your mum are using, but keep in mind it can get nasty with different-from-latin alphabets, at least in my case with cyrillic smile

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