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How Can I Add another language to the OS? Let's Say German..

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When I want to choose the default language. German is not available.. How can I add this language to the Operating System?

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This is a Firefox forum. Are you asking about options for Firefox or options for the Windows Operating System?

Windows questions are not really on topic in this forum, but you appear to be using Windows 7, and apparently if Win 7 Ultimate is used there is an option to choose languages

If you are asking about Firefox that has various possible customisations including the ability to switch language dictionaries or even choose to download and install a version of Firefox in a different language.

Rather more advanced and not something that I think Mozilla officially supports but it is also possible to install multiple versions of Firefox.

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I am talking about the FIrefox OS in the mobile phone. I just bought a ZTE Open and I cannot change the language to German

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Sorry I missed the product information

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does that help ?

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Hi FranMarbella,

Thanks John99 for the link to the change language article. Unfortunately, German is not supported on the ZTE Open. We do hope to have German available for Firefox OS in the future, but I don't know when we might have it for your device.

Best regards, Michelle Luna Mozilla support

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> We do hope to have German available for Firefox OS in the future, but > I don't know when we might have it for your device.

I've also just bought a ZTE Open as a "First smartphone" for a friend. I see there are Danish translations[1] for Gaia. What would it take to build a version localized for Danish and flash the handset, or would it break functionality in the device - other than possibly voiding the warranty ;)


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I've the same problem in a zte with italian language.... and i've bought it for my wife and she doesn't understand english :-(

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Same problem with ZTE Open and Russian interface language. :( Available only english.

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Same here, bought it and noticed, as expected, that there are no support for us poor swedes at all. The language doesn't bother me but it would be great to get swedish keyboard so I can stop pretending being norwegian. Is there any way to help with this or should I start bulding apps like a maniac instead?


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Hi Elwis,

You could check on github for information about a Swedish keyboard project for B2g, I'm not sure if there is one already and I only see Norsk in the 1.1 build I have. And yes, please just start building apps like a maniac instead!! That is what we need.

Best regards, Michelle Luna

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Dear Admin, I'm sorry....but...are you kiddin' me? I've bought a ZTE and it's for EU Market. And I think it's not a OS Problem that I can't choose my language (or any other EU language). For Example the Alcatel Fire has German language support. And I could bite my Ass for buying this Chinese crap instead of buying the Alcatel. Especially because I know from Android phones that these Idiots (not only ZTE) sell phones without full language Support. But for one thing we should kick Mozillas Ass and that's because for givin license to these pukes.

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Hey everybody, did anyone of you built his or her own Firefox OS with the needed language? Unfortunately I don't have one but I would try to build an image if you like.

Kind regards Stev-e