[Python-3000] Help on text editors
david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Oct 3 23:13:40 CEST 2006
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> David Hopwood schrieb:
>>>If you have access to "German Windows XP", "Japanese Windows XP",
>>Since Win2K there is actually no such thing, from a technical point of view --
>>just Win2K or WinXP with a German or Japanese "language group" installed,
>>and a corresponding locale selected as the interface locale for a given user
>>account. The links below should make this clearer.
> That's not true. Even though you can change the system code page and the
> user locale, other aspects of the installation won't change (such as the
> language used in the menus, the language of the help files, and so on).
> With W2k, Microsoft introduced MUI (multi-lingual user interfaces), so
> you could change the language of the menus and help files at run-time,
> in a per-user fashion (this was only available to selected customers
> for W2k, and is generally available for WXP).
I stand corrected. The MS web site is quite misleading on this point.
> However, there still are separate products for "English Windows XP",
> "German Windows XP", and so on. You can install a MUI pack only on
> the English version, and an English version + German MUI is different
> from the German version: the program files folder is called
> "Program Files" in the English version (and doesn't get renamed when
> a MUI package is installed), and is called "Programme" in the German
Right, but it is just a registry entry that controls where each user's
program files directory (in the sense of the default location to install
*new* programs) is.
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
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