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    Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    Trying to set up Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    VLC does not allow users to change default language from GUI [which is an odd decision since users of a given machine might need to do that]; it automatically picks the locale language


    Thanx to this thread

    i saw there is an easy terminal way


    so i run

    Code:
    LANGUAGE=pt_BR  vlc
    and

    Code:
    LANGUAGE=ru vlc
    and all is fine


    Now my question is how do i write this in a launcher ?

    It works from terminal but not from the launcher in this form


    what do i need to write there?


    [Desktop Entry]Encoding=UTF-8
    Type=Application
    Name=vlc
    Name[pt_BR]=vlc
    Exec=LANGUAGE=pt_BR vlc ??
    [not accepted] i tried speech marks around command and still no good it probably needs something else also tried LANGUAGE=pt_BR /usr/bin/vlc
    Last edited by shantiq; January 9th, 2014 at 09:28 AM.
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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    Whether it works or not you'll need to try (never used anything but my locale
    Code:
    Exec=env LANGUAGE=pt_BR  vlc %U
    Other options would be to create a small script that launches vlc as desired, then use in launcher - (assumes script is in a bin in PATH
    Code:
    Exec=scriptname
    (if you can run the script from alt+f2 then it will always work in ^

    ..........not really relevant, but will leave..........

    Or an bash alias using an export, ex. below of structure from one I use
    Code:
    alias mplayer1='export VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl && mplayer'
    (can go in ~/.bash_aliases
    Last edited by mc4man; January 9th, 2014 at 09:36 AM. Reason: minor

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    Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    Thank you Mc

    Code:
    Exec=env LANGUAGE=pt_BR  vlc %U

    works a dream!






    Now i can have 3 VLCs or more in different languages on my desktop depending on mood ::]]
    Last edited by shantiq; January 9th, 2014 at 10:20 AM.
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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    env usually works well in a .desktop

    Opps - see you don't need below, ...

    Here I like to keep the menu in vlc. 14.04 has a gsetting for that now but it doesn't work for qt4 apps so use
    Code:
    Exec=env QT_X11_NO_NATIVE_MENUBAR=1  vlc %U
    If you wanted that you could try
    Code:
    Exec=env QT_X11_NO_NATIVE_MENUBAR=1 LANGUAGE=pt_BR  vlc %U

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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    yes it works too... earlier one is faster it seems
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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    Does anything change if reveresed
    Code:
    Exec=env LANGUAGE=pt_BR QT_X11_NO_NATIVE_MENUBAR=1 vlc %U

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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    then it is fast again::]]
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    Re: Desktop VLC launchers in various languages ...

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    then it is fast again::]]
    Cool, it's good to know that if stringing multi env's the order can matter.

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