I'm trying opera for the first time, it seems much faster than firefox but I'm unable to change the user interface language to my language.

I go to settings and press "Select user interface language" but I didn't find my language in the list.

I've seen the "preffered language" in settings and added my language and moved it up,I also tried adding a spell-checking dictionary for my language. However, the menu is still english.

I tried a suggestion to move the lng file to /usr/share/langpacks and then open opera again, I didn't find langpacks but found help-langpack and language-tools and tried moving the file to the first, didn't work so I moved it to the second and didn't work either(and I don't think having the file copied in both directories will solve the problem).

Last thing I tried is creating /usr/share/langpacks and then moving the lng file to it, my language still doesn't appear in the list. I downloaded an lng file but I didn't find any way to intall it.

so the question is : how to add a new language using the language pack I downloaded ?


I'm using linux mint 17.1 64bit cinnamon, my language is arabic and although the language pack seems to be for opera 12, I thought it might work on the latest stable version of opera which I currently use(which is 27)

  • Preferred language is the language for websites, not browser. What methods of installing that langpack have you tried?
    – gronostaj
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 14:11
  • @gronostaj the only thing I tried is in the post(after edit) as I didn't find anything regarding this issue
    – niceman
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 14:14
  • You could try to create /usr/share/langpacks, but the langpack probably won't work. Opera was rewritten from scratch between versions 14 and 15, so if that langpack is for Opera 12, then I doubt it will work. But you can try it anyway.
    – gronostaj
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 15:08
  • @gronostaj sorry, didn't work
    – niceman
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 15:24

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Languages from Opera 12 will not work in Opera 15+. Please post in the Opera forums to request a new translations. You cannot easily supply new translations or resource files for newer versions of Opera.

  • where to post, I didn't find any subforum called "languages", do I just post it in Opera for *nix
    – niceman
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 9:13

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