I'm using Glade (GTK+ 2 User Interface Builder). But I'm from Brazil, and my Ubuntu 10.10 is in portuguese.

How can I make Glade use English by default language?

P.S: I don't want to turn all my system in english, its just for Glade program.


Either override the language setting then starting glade like LANG=C glade-3 or simply delete the translation file /usr/share/locale/pt_BR/glade3.mo.

  • Thank you very much for that! I don't know how you dropped here (one question from 5 months ago), but thank you so much! – Gabriel L. Oliveira Oct 28 '11 at 18:30
  • Great solution for annoying problem! I'd just add the Windows version: cmd /c "set LANG=C && glade-3.exe" – Zvika Dec 29 '15 at 11:35

@Fabel 's solution didn't work for me. (I'm on ubuntu 16.04 with glade 3.18.3)

I had to set the variable LC_ALL=C instead of LANG=C. Like this:

$ LC_ALL=C glade &

You could also create an alias to that with

# ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile
alias glade="LC_ALL=C glade"

or even creating your own glade-in-english.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/glade-in-english.desktop.

Hope that it helps.

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