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Language Switcher... Most applications on your Mac have several language options built in. But you don't normally get the opportunity to use them, without changing your system language.

Language Switcher changes all that. It enables you to open applications in other languages - instantly. It shows you what language options are available for every single application on your Mac, and lets you choose the one you want to use, without changing anything else.

So whether you're learning a language, or fluent in several, you can now immerse yourself in the language on your screen. Open your favourite apps in French, for example, just more...

What's New

Version 1.1.7:
  • Updated French localisation
  • Updated German localisation
  • Fixed Sparkle framework

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Valentinissimo Member IconReview+4
Valentinissimo
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Excellent little program. Does exactly what you would expect. No surprises. Necessary for anybody who prefers to use Finder in one language (in my case French) and certain programs in another language (in my case English). An example for a program which I use only in English is Pixelmator or Photshop because I am used to all those terms in English and when the program starts in French I am lost. For your information: In Mac OS X 10.5 you could still change the language in "Information". This now longer works in 10.6.

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Version 1.1.6
Gilles Member IconReview+19
Gilles
+1

Excellent

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Version 1.1.6
Simen Member IconComment+1
Simen
+0

You should have a feature that the setting would stick to the app... I used to have 99% of my apps in english in regular Leopard, and 1% in norwegian. It would be great to keep having it like that without doing it manually every time.

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Version 1.1.5
Tj-Hd Software (Developer)
+3

This feature is already available in Language Switcher, and it's really easy to do - please see the built-in help for more information!

Duhh Member IconReview+2
Duhh
+2

This marvel of a little application brings back the power of users to choose an operating language on a per-application basis to Snow Leopard (10.6) users. I want to thank the developer for making this awesome little utility. The interface is beautiful, ergonomic and you have given us mac users of the world's many languages a true gift. Thank you.

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Version 1.1.3
Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
+0

Many thanks to the developer for fixing the problem I mentioned below.

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Version 1.1.3
Captain Nemo Member IconReview+51
Captain Nemo
+1

Now that Apple has disabled the ability to deselect languages from Snow Leopard's Info window, I found this program extremely useful. Many thanks to the developer.

Be aware that Language Switcher will, by default, show only the programs in the Applications folder, excluding subfolders and other locations on your HD. Programs placed in subfolders (like iWork) or elsewhere will not appear unless you go to File in the menubar, then select an application using the submenu (shortcut Command + A).

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Version 1.1.2
Jb_jb_fr Member IconComment+0
Jb_jb_fr
+0

It is an interesting software if you want to test an other language of a tools you write. But how to select a software in an other directory than Application?

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Version 1.1.2
Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
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This version doesn't work on my iMac Intel 10.5.8. It launches but the window is blank and it is impossible to add new applications.

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Version 1.1
Captain Nemo Member IconComment+51
Captain Nemo
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Contrary to the developer's affirmation, there is no need to change your system language to open programs in a different one.
This is implemented by going to the info window of the application, then deselecting all languages except the one you want the program to start in.
It works nicely if you want an application to always open in the same language but can be time-consuming if you often switch between different ones.
In this last case, Language Switcher comes real handy.

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Version 1.1
Nick-Lo
+0

"This is implemented by going to the info window of the application, then deselecting all languages except the one you want the program to start in."

Actually you don't even need to do that. Set the order of your language preference in System Preferences > International > Language. If you then turn off the top one for an app in Get Info it will move down the list so e.g. if your top language was English followed by Spanish; Turning off English for that app will change it to Spanish.

Captain Nemo
+0

Thanks for the tip :-)

Ch5719 Member IconComment+27
Ch5719
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No folders supported? I installed this for Pages (and the rest of iWork). Are these supported?
Thanks

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Version 1.0.2
TJ-HD Software (Developer)
+2

Yes, folders are supported, so you can use iWork as you want, in any of the 8 available languages - please see the built-in help.

You can always contact us directly if you need any help.

Ch5719
+0

Thank you!

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Svadim
Version 1.1.7
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Mtin79
Version 1.1.6
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Lab1234
Version 1.1.6
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Jean-Loup
Version 1.1.6
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Downloads 19,336
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Date 29 Apr 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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