Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Set Netbeans user Interface language

Netbeans automatically uses the Windows system default language as the default user interface language. I believe that it means to be a nice feature for localization. But I personally find it uncomfortable because I have been used with English interface.

After I did some Google search, I learned a few tips to set the Netbeans UI language.

1. Temporary Solution

Add "--locale en:US" at the end of Netbeans startup command.

"C:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.0.1\bin\netbeans.exe" --locale en:US

2. Permanent Solution

Go to Netbeans installation directory, for example,

C:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.0.1\etc

Open "netbeans.conf" and find netbeans default option line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=200m -J-Xverify:none -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true"

Add "-J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US" to the end of this line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=200m -J-Xverify:none -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US"

It would be nice that there is an option to allow me choose the user interface language in the next Netbeans release.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! It still works for NetBeans 7.0

Миша said...