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German localization with English as default language
Authored by: AndreasG on Sep 04, '02 05:28:53AM

sorry if I didn't make myself clear :/

I am German and live in Germany. On my system, I need to have things like time and date format, currency, keyboard layout etc. in a German localized version (metric system, A4 papersize...).

However, I prefer that English is the main language on my system (menus, dialog boxes, help files...). The reasons are:
1. Everybody can understand English -- I am in an international environment...
2. Translations are just *bad*! Many English terms like "shutdown", "login", "e-mail", "desktop" and many many more have been adopted in the German language. Nobody says "anmelden" instead of "login" in German -- but that's how the system translates it. Many translations are also very lenghty, help files are less precise...

Usually this all works very well, I have the following settings in my System Preferences:
In the "International" Pane/Language Tab, the order of my languages is
1. English
2. German

Date/Time/Numbers/Input Menu are set to the proper German settings, Keyboard layout is also German.

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I just tried the above mentioned trick and deleted the word "Uhr" from "before noon" and "after noon" -- it worked!!! Thanks! Although I don't really understand *how*...

Maybe this bug will be fixed in a future release...

Andreas



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