How to change the language - MacOS

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Jeanjan

01 Aug, 2020 05:07 PM

Hi,

I'd like to change the default language.
I found several answers for windows but none for mac.

Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 02 Aug, 2020 12:26 PM

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    Hi,

    beaTunes usually tries to match your system language and if that does not work, it uses English. There is no way to work around this mechanism in the UI, but you could hack the Info.plist file.

    To do that,

    • stop beaTunes
    • right-click on the beaTunes app in the Application folder
    • choose Show Package Contents
    • open the folder Contents
    • open Info.plist with TextEdit.app
    • after

      <key>JVMOptions</key>
      <array>
      
    • add the line

      <string>-Duser.language=en</string>
      
    • and save the file.

    • now start beaTunes

    Adding that line will force the UI to be English. You can also force it to be German (de), Spanish (es) or French (fr) by choosing a different language "code" (those two letter abbreviations). Other language are not supported.

    Hope this helps,

    -hendrik

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