Language Switcher
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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
What's New
Version 1.1.7:
  • Updated French localisation
  • Updated German localisation
  • Fixed Sparkle framework
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Language Switcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Valentinissimo reviewed on 31 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Gilles reviewed on 29 Jul 2010
Excellent
[Version 1.1.6]


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Simen commented on 19 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 1.1.5]

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Tj-Hd Software (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2010
This feature is already available in Language Switcher, and it's really easy to do - please see the built-in help for more information!
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Duhh reviewed on 03 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Roro01 commented on 29 Oct 2009
Many thanks to the developer for fixing the problem I mentioned below.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Captain Nemo reviewed on 04 Oct 2009
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).
[Version 1.1.2]


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Jb_jb_fr commented on 03 Oct 2009
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?
[Version 1.1.2]


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Captain Nemo commented on 20 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 1.1]

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Nick-Lo replied on 20 Aug 2009
"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.
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Captain Nemo replied on 21 Aug 2009
Thanks for the tip :-)
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Ch5719 commented on 29 Jul 2009
No folders supported? I installed this for Pages (and the rest of iWork). Are these supported?
Thanks
[Version 1.0.2]

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TJ-HD Software (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2009
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.
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Ch5719 replied on 29 Jul 2009
Thank you!
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Ean reviewed on 15 Jul 2009
Simply awesome. Extremely useful. Works like a charm, but needs the ability to exclude applications and delete from the list. There are only a few applications that I need to launch in different languages, and I'd like the ability to not have every app listed by default.
[Version 1.0]


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Roro01 had trouble on 20 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Roro01 had trouble on 29 Jul 2009
Can't delete applications from the list by using ctrl-click, thus, if you added an application to the list you are going to have it there for ever!!!
[Version 1.0.2]



Svadim rated on 27 Nov 2012

[Version 1.1.7]



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Mtin79 rated on 17 Apr 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



Lab1234 rated on 15 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



+6

Jean-Loup rated on 29 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.6]


Downloads:18,509
Version Downloads:9,956
Type:Education : Language
License:Free
Date:29 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 like the French in Paris. Or keep most apps in English, and immerse yourself in Spanish when instant messaging.

It works with every application, from Apple and from third party developers. And it's very flexible. You can switch the language on just one app, or as many apps as you like. You can even use several languages at the same time, for different applications.

And it doesn't change anything permanently. When you quit your app, it opens next time in your default language.

Language Switcher unlocks the languages that are already on your Mac. It's that simple.


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