This is a old discussion I had at least 9 months ago with people from the
#kde IRC channel.
I was looking for a way to get an error message in english instead of french. After reading the following discussion, the solution is quite obvious, but at that time I was probably too tired to think efficiently… :)
<kev1> Hi ! I use amarok in french and I would like to run it in english. How can I do ? <kev1> Things like "env LANG=en amarok" doesn't work... <shining> kev1: LANG=C amarok <shining> ho no <shining> kde apps don't use the locale env, do they? they use kde-i18n stuff <Blissex> kev1: download the package with the amaroK english messages if your distro makes it a separate one. Else download the general KDE english stuff. <Blissex> shining: they use both. They need the right package to get the actual messages/names, and then the env variable to select among them. <kev1> Shining: doesn't work either... <shining> Blissex: ho I see <Blissex> shining: problem is, they all use the language set when KDE started :-) <kev1> Blissex: ok I see... <shining> kev1: why do you want that though? it's a bit strange <Blissex> kev1: it may be possible to run some KDE apps in one locale and others in another locale, but I would be surprised. <kev1> Shining: I have some error messages in amarok but they are translated in french. I need the english version to search on google and/or make a bug report if necessary <kev1> (I use amarok 1.4.2-beta1) <Ardonik> kev1: **kcontrol -> Accessibility -> Country** <kev1> Ardonik: ok, let me try it <shining> kev1: ha yes, I had the same problem for other apps, where LANG=C worked fine :) <kev1> Ardonik: thanks ! it work perfectly and immediately ! Quite impressive <Ardonik> No problem <Blissex> kev1: what you can do is to change the locale in 'Regional&Accessibility;', start amaroK, and then change it back. <kev1> Blissex: yes, that's what Ardonik suggest me and it work perfectly.