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Change the User Interface Language[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Because Whonix is nothing special and based on Debian GNU/Linux and KDE, you are free to change the system language. The technical steps are the same. You could also refer to Debian or KDE upstream documentation. If you are happy with the default English, you do not have to do anything.

System[edit]

All Languages[edit]

(1) Open a terminal. (For example: Konsole)

Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal.

(2) Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

(3) Search for available language packs.

apt-cache search kde-i18n

Or search the Debian package archive.

(4) Install a language pack.

Example, replace the -ar with your language!

sudo apt-get install kde-l10n-ar

(5) Change setting in KDE.

Start menu -> Applications -> System -> System Settings -> Locale -> Languages -> Change Language

Russian[edit]

(1) Open a terminal. (For example: Konsole)

Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal.

(2) Reconfigure locales.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

(3) You will see the list of enabled and available locales. You need to leave only two of them: the English and the Russian. They are as follows:

en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 ru_RU.UTF-8 UTF-8

Untick/disable all other locales if they are enabled, because if you have other Russian locales enabled you will get ??????? (questions) characters instead of the Russian letters while typing in the terminal/konsole.

(4) Reboot Whonix-Workstation for the made changes to take effect.

Korean[edit]

User contributed instructions originally posted in Whonix Forum - Korean language support by Anonymous. You can also use that thread for support questions.

(1) Open a terminal. (For example: Konsole)

Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal.

(2) Update the package list.

sudo apt-get update

(3) View available language packs.

apt-cache search kde-i18n

(4) Install Korean language pack.

sudo apt-get install kde-l10n-ko

(5) Install Korean fonts.

sudo apt-get install ttf-unfonts-core ttf-unfont-extra

(6) Open system settings and set eungulim as kde's font.

(7) Open konsole and

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

(8) Set "ko KR.UTF-8 UTF-8" as Default locale.

(9) Install nabi.

apt-get install nabi

(10) Restart your Whonix-Workstation and start nabi.

(11) Done. You can write and read Korean now.

Tor Browser[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Using one of this methods is sufficient to change the language in Tor Browser. Pick one.

Method 1 - Config File Method[edit]

In your Whonix-Workstation.

Available languages as in November 2015:

ar
de
en-US
es-ES
fa
fr
it
ja
ko
nl
pl
pt-PT
ru
tr
vi
zh-CN

To check if further languages are supported visit https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/.

Open /etc/torbrowser.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix, run:

kdesudo kwrite /etc/torbrowser.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run:

sudo nano /etc/torbrowser.d/50_user.conf

And add for example.

TB_LANG="vi"

Replace "vi" with "zh-CN" for Chinese and so on.

Save.

After setting this setting, use Tor Browser Downloader by Whonix to download a new version. Afterwards, you will have Tor Browser in your language.

Method 2 - Mozilla Firefox Add-on Method[edit]

In your Whonix-Workstation.

(1) Start Tor Browser.

(2) Find out which ESR Firefox version Tor Browser is using.

Tor Browser -> Help -> About Tor Browser

Should be something like 10.0.11.

(3) Install a language pack.

Go to http://download-origin.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/10.0.11esr/linux-i686/xpi/. You may need to change the bold part of that link depending on which ESR Firefox version Tor Browser is using!

(4) Restart Tor Browser.

(5) Done.

Method 3 - Debian Iceweasel Add-on Method[edit]

In your Whonix-Workstation.

Please TEST and leave feedback.

(1) Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

(2) Search for available language packs.

apt-cache search iceweasel-l10n-

(3) Install a language pack.

Example, replace the -ar with your language!

sudo apt-get install iceweasel-l10n-ar

(4) Change setting in Tor Browser.

sudo find /usr/lib/iceweasel/extensions -maxdepth 1 -name 'langpack*.xpi' -exec ln -s '{}' /home/user/tor-browser_en-US/Data/profile/extensions/ ';'


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