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Yes, home is localizeable
Authored by: Jon on Sep 26, '02 11:04:02AM

Yes, even the user folders is localized– but not if you kept them from systems prior to Jaguar.
It seems to me folders installed by Jaguar – i contrast to earlier OS X systems – has a special feature that makes localisation possible.
So if you made the choice to keep your old folder (instead of archiving it and create a new one) when you installed Jaguar, you have to change the folders in your home directory by creating a new temporary user, change the owner of that users folder and use them to replace the ones in your old user folder.
This applies only to the folders directly under the user folder. Deeper down the folders is not localized (and that's not very necessary)



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Yes, home is localizeable
Authored by: bluehz on Sep 26, '02 12:25:12PM

Heck - its hard enough to get Adobe installers to install without crappig out because it can't find something in this "rigid" file structure. IMHO - I personally think this is a VERY BAD IDEA - renaming the System Files/Folders. At least for the avg to moderate OS X user. At the very least - decide if your needs for renaming are greater than the possibility of grief in the future. I mean renaming for renaming's sake is asking for trouble.



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Yes, home is localizeable
Authored by: Jon on Sep 26, '02 01:12:14PM
I have nothing to say about Bluehz comment when it comes to english-speaking users.
But as a non-english user (Swedish) I discovered this when I had realized that my home folder still had english names on it's enclosed folders - while a 100 % clean installation would have made them show up with Sedish names (or whatever language I would have choosen as the first one).
Now the point with this feature is that the computer "itself" (the system, installers etc.) will still read the "real" original names. The localized names is displayed for the human user only (that is, if a non-english language is choosen as the first one or the english language file is hacked).
I really appreciate that the everyday workspace (not the deep levels) in the Finder now is fully internationalized. Prior to Jaguar, my Finder was a mess of English and Swedish names. Not only that every application and preinstalled folder was in English (now also applications are localized when appropriate), but folders could have an English name in the Finder fileviews and at the same time localized names in the toolbar. That was confusing and quite uncomfortable.


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