how to change language?

October 26, 2012 - 23:40 pm
8 comment(s)

I Just install the software and It install directly in spanish (my computer is windows 7 spanish), but I need to work in english project.

Does anybody know how to change language in windows?

Thank Thank Thank



November 2, 2012 - 23:00 pm

Yes some menus aren't translated yet.
To change the language, you can create the file UserDir/.ProjectLibre/openproj.conf (on Mac, or Linux it's UserDir/.projectlibre/openproj.conf). Insert the line "locale=your language code". For example locale=en.
Note that in the next releases (>1.5_beta3), openproj.conf will be renamed to projectlibre.conf

ProjectLibre directory has to be in your user home directory.

So ProjectLibre should be at the level has "My Documents" for example. If it doesn't exist, create it.

Inside this directory create a file name "openproj.conf" for beta3 (It will be "projectlibre.conf" in future releases.

Then in this file put the line:


1) The Point in Front of the Dir: UserDir/ !!!DOT!!!!>.<ProjectLibre/

2) The Text inside the file without "", only: locale=en


March 1, 2014 - 19:07 pm


Here is what I did to do that, maybe it will help you, it is working with all Win versions.

I did not use Windows interface to create dir ( because in some versions, you can not create .DIR) and forgot notepad to editing files( because it is always adding and hiding a .txt extension at your files ....)

So, let's go to create our ProjectLibre.conf file ......

1. Open a Dos command windows

. ( clic on START icon at the bottom left, type "cmd" at the prompt)

. it is opening a box, placing you at the root of your user directory "c:UsersYOURNAME"

. If you are further  i.e. "c:UsersYOURNAMEdocuments"

July 4, 2014 - 20:55 pm

Hello Juergen,


It is good to see you on the forums.  Can you email me with specifics.  It should work but we are getting close with the new releases and want to make sure this is not an issue.  





September 1, 2014 - 18:35 pm

Although this is an older post, I ran into the same problem and fixed it by looking in the source:

private static final String OPENPROJ_CONF_FILE="projectlibre.conf";

Creating a file <homedir>/.projectlibre/projectlibre.conf with the mentioned entry (locale=nl in my case) worked.



April 27, 2016 - 19:38 pm

Sorry but in my case I have the last version 1.6.2, and I'm working with the local language "catalan" in Win 7.

I can change the english standard for the spanish version.

Can you help me?

Thank you.