How to set CrossOver to use a different language than the OS.

CrossOver will automatically display its user interface in the same language as the operating system, but you can also set CrossOver to use a different language by specifying the environment variables: LC_ALL, LANG and LANGUAGE

For example, you can set CrossOver to a Simplified Chinese GUI by modifying the Exec line in the files:

$HOME/.local/share/applications/cxmenu-cxoffice-0-29ra4ke-CrossOver.desktop (if the .bin shell installer was used)

Exec=/opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover %u
Exec=env LC_ALL=zh_CN.UTF-8 LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=zh_CN.UTF-8 /opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover %u

zh_CN.UTF-8 should also then be uncommented in the file /etc/locale.gen

After these edits you'll need to run sudo locale-gen for the changes to take effect and relaunch CrossOver.

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Last modified on 2023-09-29 13:45:13 UTC by Andrew Balfour