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Authored by: psandiford on Jan 04, '07 04:49:48PM

I have created several accounts on my system and tried this hint 3 time. Each time the account becomes useless; i.e., it will not launch the menu bar or finder (or any other app). There does not seem to be a reset back to "en" after the error. Maybe it is something unique about my installation but this is the first symptom, if so.

I do not recommend this hint unless you are a geek god (no offense meant to the kind person that contributed the hint).

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Authored by: mantrid on Jan 04, '07 06:12:02PM
The main problem with the hint is that each command, which should be shown on one line, has been split into two. Trying to enter each half separately should just fail and have no negative effect. But if you somehow change things and manage to create an empty AppleLanguages entry, it does mess up the login. Try it like this (all on one line):
defaults write -g AppleLanguages -array en
defaults write -g AppleLanguages -array ja
It isn't actually necessary to list all of the localization names either, unless you actually want them to be considered when the system is trying to decide which one use when launching an app.

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