Due to the bad(or even ugly compared to Windows 7) look and feel of Chinese character in my Gnome desktop, I set my default language to English, then everything looks better.
However, I want some special application to show up in Chinese, because I am not quite familiar with those special vocabulary, gimp, for example. Here’s how I accomplish this target.
First, copy the gimp.desktop file to my desktop
cp /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop ~/Desktop/ cd ~/Desktop chmod +x gimp.desktop
Then, edit gimp.desktop, Change the Exec line to:
#Exec=gimp-2.6 %U Exec=env LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 gimp-2.6 %U
Here, I use the env command to set the LANG environment variable to zh_CN.UTF-8 and then launch gimp.
That’s all, now I can click the gimp icon on my desktop and it will show up in Chinse.