A lot of applications use the language of OS as default. GIMP and Inkscape do the same. There are some ways to set a particular language.
The most convinient way is the running through .bat script. Also this script could be useful when you have the necessity to often change the interface language.
.bat script creation
This example explains how to create a interface language changing .bat script file for GIMP 2.6.
Pic. 1. GIMP 2.6 running alorithm though .bat file. English as interface language.
Step 1. In your favorite text editor create new file and copy there the following text:
cd c:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin\
Step 2. Depending on the language, GIMP version and the GIMP installation dir the sctipt could be modified.
Such line declares a language. In this case the language variable is assigned to "en", i.e. English.
Some languages ISO 639-1 codes:
en - English
de - German
fr - France
it - Italian
ru - Russian
uk - Ukrainian
Full languages codes list
The path where application executable is located.
The name of application executable.
Step 3. Save the script file. The file name must be followed by ".BAT" extension. For example the English running script file might be named as "GIMP-EN.BAT". Make a shortcut for Desktop.
This way is actual only for multilingual application.
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