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

Reece Dunn msclrhd at
Tue Apr 21 15:06:08 CDT 2009

2009/4/21 Reece Dunn <msclrhd at>:
> 2009/4/21 Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at>:
>> 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".
> Thanks everyone for the hints. I'll try these when I get back to my
> development machine.

That works. I have started a page on the wiki
( to document how to launch
Wine in the different languages. It's not complete yet.

Thanks for the help,
- Reece

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