The different dialogs in Wine (e.g. the ones in winecfg) have resources that target many different languages. When editing these resources, it may be useful to test how they look in different languages.
Wine uses the operating system's locale to decide what language to use, but this can be overridden by changing the LANG environment variable. You may change LC_ALL instead of LANG, which will override all locale settings (not just the language). The table below gives a list of locale specifiers for the various languages. To test a particular language, it must be installed in your operating system. For Debian based systems you need e.g. the package language-pack-fr for french.
If you're in doubt as to what locale specifier to use, have a look at your language file under dlls/kernel32/nls, say enu.nls, and locate the lines
LOCALE_SISO3166CTRYNAME "US" LOCALE_SISO639LANGNAME "en"
This means that the locale specifier will look like: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
There are exceptions, for instance Windows and Linux have different ideas of a Serbian locale.
UTF-8 is a character set suffix, and all current Linux distributions use UTF-8 by default. Note that utf-8 or utf8 are NOT valid charset suffixes; they may work if a distribution has arranged the aliases for them, but please try to avoid them as the aliases might not exist.
Note: this list is not complete. Please help complete it!
|Resource||Locale||Region/language name||Example command|
|De.rc||de_DE.UTF-8||German||LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|En.rc||en_US||English||LANG=en_US ./wine winecfg|
|Es.rc||es_ES.UTF-8||Spanish; Castilian||LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Fr.rc||fr_FR.UTF-8||French||LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|It.rc||it_IT.UTF-8||Italian||LANG=it_IT.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Ja.rc||ja_JP.UTF-8||Japanese||LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Ko.rc||ko_KR.UTF-8||Korean||LANG=ko_KR.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Lt.rc||lt_LT.UTF-8||Lithuanian||LANG=lt_LT.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Nl.rc||nl_NL.UTF-8||Dutch||LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|No.rc||nb_NO.UTF-8||Norwegian Bokmål||LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Pl.rc||pl_PL.UTF-8||Polish||LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Pt.rc||pt_PT.UTF-8||Portuguese||LANG=pt_PT.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Ru.rc||ru_RU.UTF-8||Russian||LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Sv.rc||sv_SE.UTF-8||Swedish||LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Uk.rc||uk_UA.UTF-8||Ukrainian||LANG=uk_UA.UTF-8 wine winecfg|
|Zh.rc||zh_CN.UTF-8||Chinese (Simplified)||LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|
|Zh.rc||zh_TW.UTF-8||Chinese (Traditional)||LANG=zh_TW.UTF-8 ./wine winecfg|