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Message 1746510 - Posted: 3 Dec 2015, 12:24:24 UTC

For an unknown reason Boinc program installs in my iMac in a language from the East of Europe which I am unable to identify nor to understand. How can I make the program to show in English or in Spanish?
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Message 1746513 - Posted: 3 Dec 2015, 12:54:37 UTC - in response to Message 1746510.  

Normally, that would be through a menu option (Options->Other Options->General->Language).

But if you can't read that (does it translate the menus at the top of the screen to the other language as well?) you'll have to edit the BOINC Manager configuration file - not to confuse this with cc_config.xml, that ain't it - and change the language in that to 'en', '59' or '3b'. The file will probably start with 'BOINCManager' but I don't know what its extension is or where it's residing.

Were this Windows, it'd be easy. There it's a change in the registry.
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Message 1746638 - Posted: 3 Dec 2015, 23:22:18 UTC - in response to Message 1746513.  

Normally, that would be through a menu option (Options->Other Options->General->Language)

Probably he can just look at your wiki and spot what to click by visual position:
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Message 1746646 - Posted: 3 Dec 2015, 23:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 1746638.  

No, because on the Mac the menus are at the top of the screen, not on BOINC Manager. Also, if it's really a Middle Eastern language, it'll probably read right to left.

Of course, there's the option to use a translator page (like Google Translate), to see if any of the menus resembles anything on the screen (like خيارات which is Options in Arabic), but again it depends on which Middle Eastern language is used. And if it even is one...
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Message 1746685 - Posted: 4 Dec 2015, 1:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 1746510.  
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Normally, BOINC starts up in the language which the computer is set to use. But as BilBg wrote, you can get to the language selection menu by the position of the menus. Here is what they look like on the Mac:

(Apple)    BOINC Manager    File   View   Activity   Options   Tools   Help


Select Options and then the 5th item in Options sub-mneu ("Other Options..." in English)

If by "the East of Europe" you mean it is in a Cyrillic alphabet like Russian or Ukrainian, then it will still read left to right..
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Message 1746692 - Posted: 4 Dec 2015, 1:49:51 UTC - in response to Message 1746646.  
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EDIT: this post was composed before I was able to see the post by Charlie Fenton

No, because on the Mac the menus are at the top of the screen, not on BOINC Manager. Also, if it's really a Middle Eastern language, it'll probably read right to left.

He say "language from the East of Europe" but if he don't know the language this may be wrong
If it's in Cyrillic it may be in Bulgarian (my language)

Screenshot of what he see will be helpful

These I found on web - but maybe they are from older BOINC:








And this is from your old FAQ "How do I install BOINC and attach to a project on the Mac?" (25/02/2007):
http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/index.php?viewCat=9&sessionID=a8e515f67a619a05672cec2e01a9bc52

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http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/resources/mac_pics/13_Attach1.png



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Message 1746915 - Posted: 4 Dec 2015, 22:39:13 UTC - in response to Message 1746692.  
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Well, technically, the Middle East is East of Europe as well, but gotcha, you got me there. :-)

As for pictures in the BOINC FAQ, as you can see the menus are at the top of the screen. They're not on the Manager like they are in Windows. Any pictures in the BOINC FAQs depicting Mac BMs are hopelessly outdated though, as they're pre-7.6, which has the new menu layout.
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Message 1747009 - Posted: 5 Dec 2015, 8:39:28 UTC - in response to Message 1746685.  

Normally, BOINC starts up in the language which the computer is set to use.

What happens if BOINC "don't know" the language set in the OS?
Will BOINC default to English?
Or will it set the first "known" language?

The first "real" language (alphabetically, on the top of the list) in BOINC version I use (6.10.58) is Abkhazian. The list begins:

(Unknown)
Abkhazian
Afar
Afrikaans
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Message 1753125 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 7:22:55 UTC

Have you tried setting the language in System Preferences > Language and Region ?
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