No Languages select Options ?


  • Vivaldi Translator

    I use Archlinux, and installed Vivaldi from AUR. why my Vivaldi no Languages select Options in settings dialog?



  • yes.. I am missing that option too on my debian machine

    I'd love to be able to change the interface language :)



  • Not listed in Settings > General (where it is in Windows), or missing translations?



  • no, the option is completely missing in the linux builds it seems..
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  • Vivaldi Translator

    It still not provide in snapshot-1.0.98.2-2



  • Also mising from 1.0.105.7 :(



  • We've been discussing that - turns out Linux and Mac versions read an environment variable to determine UI language - apparently some versions of Windows have no way to determine the user's preferred language and thus the setting. If you open a commandline you could type something like

    LANGUAGE=en vivaldi

    and Vivaldi would open with an English UI.



  • @sgunhouse thanks for the workaround. I'm able to test my translation now.

    But this workaround still doesn't resolve the problem completely. It should go without saying that users need an option to choose their browser's language, especially when it's available.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    At the Newest snapshot 1.0.105.7, it seems Vivaldi can automaticly to read current user's locale to determining which Languague will be use.(I'm using Archlinux)



  • Even if so, that is the exact opposite of the solution. What if I do not want to use Vivaldi in the same language in which I use my OS? It is counter-productive to distribute the browser with so many locales already built in it, and then not give the end users an option to use any one of them.

    For example, I use my Operating System in English simply because my OS isn't translated into my language. So I don't have any option, I have to use English. Why would I then have to use my browser in English, if it was already translated into my language?



  • @sgunhouse:

    We've been discussing that - turns out Linux and Mac versions read an environment variable to determine UI language - apparently some versions of Windows have no way to determine the user's preferred language and thus the setting. If you open a commandline you could type something like

    LANGUAGE=en vivaldi

    and Vivaldi would open with an English UI.

    I understand that looking at the environment variables is somewhat "elegant" and coherent with the rest of OS tradition

    But on a browser where everything is about choices, that way is a bit limiting.

    The environment variables should be used to start the browser for the first time in the language set by the variable.

    But the user choice should be present too. There are a number of situations where can be handy (including our work as translators).



  • You don't have to tell me that - that was our discussion with the team. I was just presenting the workaround which was brought out for the time being.



  • @sgunhouse:

    you could type something like

    LANGUAGE=en vivaldi

    and Vivaldi would open with an English UI.

    Thanks for the workaround :) .. I hope it will be an option (you can still detect the default language)


  • Vivaldi Translator

    I think, this is the right way.


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