Note: RC=right click
MX-14 is maintained by an international Dev Team that constantly works to improve and expand the options for localization. There are many languages into which our documents have not yet been translated, and if you can help with this effort please post on the MX Translation Forum.
The primary act of localization occurs during the use of the LiveUSB or LiveCD.
- When the bootloader (GRUB ) screen first comes up, make sure to use the function keys to set your preferences.
- F2. Select the language
- F3. Select the timezone you wish to use.
- If you have a complicated or alternative setup, you can use boot cheat codes. Here is an example to set a Tartar keyboard for Russian:
- If you set the locale values at the boot screen, then Screen 7 should show them during installation. If not, or if you want to change them, select the language and timezone you want.
Here are the configuration steps you can take to localize your MX Linux after installation.
- Change the keyboard: click Start Menu > Settings > Settings Manager > Keyboard, Layout tab: uncheck Use system defaults then select the keyboard(s) you want available. Click Keyboard Switcher (flag) in the Notification Area to select active keyboard.
- Get language packs for major applications: click Start menu > System > MX Package Installer, provide the root password, then click Language to find and install language packs for the applications you use.
- Change time settings: click Settings Manager > System > TimeSet and select your preferences. If you are using the digital clock DateTime, RC > Properties to choose 12h/24h and other local settings.
- Get spellchecker to use your language: install the aspell or myspell package for your language (e.g., myspell-es).
- Get local weather info: RC the Panel > Panel > Add New Items > Weather Update. RC > Properties, and set the locale you want to see (it will guess by your IP address).
- For Iceweasel (and Firefox) localization, install the appropriate firefox-l10n-xpi- package for your language of interest.
- It may happen that an individual application may not have a translation in your language; unless it is an MX application, we can do nothing about that, so you should send a message to the developer.
- Some desktop files that are used to create the Start menu may be missing a comment in your language, even though the application itself does have a translation in that language; please let us know with a post in the MX Translation Forum.