Start NetBeans in English UIs

As you have already noticed, NetBeans 7.0 officially supports Russian localization by default. It means when you start NetBeans 7.0 in Russian environment, NetBeans will run with Russian UIs.

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However, I understand you sometimes want to use NetBeans in English UIs. In that case, you can switch UI to English by the followings:

Start NetBeans in English environment:

If you can switch your environment to English quickly e.g. on Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris, please start NetBeans in English locale.

% env LC_ALL=C netbeans

Start NetBeans with --locale en option:

On Windows, you can use --locale en option at NetBeans startup.

% netbeans --locale en

This option can be defined in netbeans.conf file, like:

# Options used by NetBeans launcher by default, can be overridden by explicit
# command line switches:
netbeans_default_options="--locale en -J-client ....

Please note that when you switch language, NetBeans user directory (or just /config/Windows2Local directory under user directory. Thanks Michel for pointing out!) should be cleared - remove or use new one. Some window titles are remaining in previous language.

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Comments:

It's the worst annoying thing ever - localization of IDE, in my opinion. I'm a Russian, but I can't use localized IDE, it's very inconvenient.

Posted by Shaden on May 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM JST #

Hi Shaden, thank you for comment. I understand your opinion well - I hear some folks are using NetBeans in English even in Japan. Opinions of localization differ greatly in individuals. I hear most of users in Japan are happy about localized one.

Posted by Masaki on May 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM JST #

Hi Masaki, you don't need to remove all your user directory, you just need to remove your <userdir>/config/Windows2Local folder, here is where some old UIs are serialized. Regards

Posted by Michel Graciano on May 25, 2011 at 02:46 PM JST #

Hi Michel, how are you? Thanks for the info. Yes, you're right! I provided a very quick way ;-)

Posted by Masaki on May 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM JST #

Hi Masaki, I am fine and I hope you are ok too. Thanks for the post, many people have doubts about it.

Posted by Michel Graciano on May 26, 2011 at 02:08 PM JST #

Hi Michel, good! I updated the entry to include your comment. Thanks!

Posted by Masaki on May 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM JST #

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