It gets often asked how to change the ProjectLibre language interface, date format or currency. I want to thank our community member Alfonso Barbaro from Italy who aggregated a couple good ways to do this. It really is a pleasure working with a global community and really appreciate the contributions. ProjectLibre has been translated into 22 languages: English, Korean, French, Ukrainian, Dutch, Persian, Czech, Finnish, Italian, English, Portuguese, Slovak, Galician, Swedish, Hindi, Chinese (Simplified), German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic. We would like additional languages if you can help contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org If there are corrections to any existing languages we would appreciate that as well.
How to change Language, Date Format and Currency in ProjectLibre
How to change:
Interface Language (e.g. from Italian to English)
Date format (e.g. mm/dd/yy → dd/mm/yy)
Coin Type (e.g. $ → €)
Following two solutions, the second one (B) is a bit more complex then the first one (A) but
A) Create a projectlibre.conf file
1. Create a new directory in your User folder:
e.g. C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\.projectlibre (note the . before projectlibre).
2. In the new directory create(*) a text file called "projectlibre.conf" (must be real a ".conf"
file or it will not work).
3. As administrator edit the file and insert the string “locale=en” (without the quotes)
4. Save changes.
This method changes AT ONCE the interface language, coin type and date format
according to chosen the language setting.
(*)Alternatively you can copy a .conf file from an other directory and paste it in the new .projectlibre one. If so
remember to cancel all the previous .conf file contents
B) If you are MacOS or Linux users we suggest using the first option but for WIndows users use the java launcher option settings:
1. Navigate to your installation directory, lets say C:\Program Files(x86)\ProjectLibre
2. Open, as administrator, in Notepad the "projectlibre.bat" file and change the string:
- from: java -Xms128m -Xmx768m -jar projectlibre.jar
- to the following (note the two lines):
java -Xms128m -Xmx768m -Duser.language=en -Duser.country=AU -jar projectlibre.jar
3. Save changes.
You now have set an English language interface, dd/mm/yy date format and $ as coin type.
IMPORTANT: In order to work correctly you have to click the projectlibre.bat file and NOT the
projectlibre.exe (or the previous desktop link to the exe file) file anymore.
(This procedure works also with java 64 bit).