Changing the language that wine runs in (testing language versions of dialogs)

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Tue Apr 21 03:10:44 CDT 2009

Reece Dunn wrote:
> Hi,
> Looking at, it has
> winecfg from wine 1.1.19 running in Spanish. The screenshot shows that
> the static text is wrapped over 4 lines, but the text is clipped
> (should be 8x4 dlus high). This is not the issue reported there, but I
> would like to fix it and improve the layout.
> So, how do I change locale? Especially from a just-built version of Wine.
> I have tried:
>     LANG=es ./wine winecfg
>     LANG=es.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg
>     LC_ALL=es ./wine winecfg
>     LC_ALL=es.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg
LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg
works for me. The language code is "es_ES" and not just "es".

> and
>     export LANG=es && ./wine winecfg
> variants.
> I have also tried changing the system regional and language settings.
> None of these have worked. It's not on the FAQ either.
> I am using Kubuntu 9.04.


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