Jan 03, '07 07:30:00AM • Contributed by: yasny_jp
When I'm in Japanese mode and I want to switch to English, I run the following command:
Once that is run, any program that you launch will run in English. To switch back, just swap the two languages you want, like so:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLanguages "(en, ja, fr, de, es, it, nl, sv, nb, da, fi, pt, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, ko)"
Using this basic idea, one can temporarily switch into whatever language they want and not have to hassle with System Preferences. I wrote a simple AppleScript droplet that I can drop applications onto, and they will run in English. I'm sure the code could be simplified, but it gets the job done in its current form.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLanguages "(ja, en, fr, de, es, it, nl, sv, nb, da, fi, pt, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, ko)"