[Mythtv-translators] How to change the language setting after mythTV setup?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 26 16:12:13 UTC 2011

On 07/23/2011 06:26 PM, Bin Xu wrote:
> I am new to MythTV so correct me if I am wrong.
> I try to contribute to the translations and find I cannot change the 
> language setup to test my translations. So I spend a little time with 
> the code and change the language in mysql database settings table. And 
> it works now.
> My question is, is it possible to change the language setting after 
> the initial setup under mythtv-setup? I did see the language and 
> country setup during first settings screen.

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but after I wrote up a response, I 
checked the mythfrontend --help output, and it seemed to indicate that I 
was wrong.  Yesterday, however, Stuart Morgan confirmed that the 
approach I had planned to tell you about does work (and we will likely 
change the --help output to better describe what it does).  Then I took 
another day trying to find your post so I could actually reply.

Anyway, just use:

mythfrontend -p

to prompt for the language.  It's listed in the --help output as:

-p or --prompt                 Always prompt for Mythbackend selection.

but will actually cause a prompt for language (as we need to ensure we 
ask about database/backend using the proper language).


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