locale setting for xfdesktop menu?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Sat Jan 1 13:49:02 CET 2011

How can I configure locale settings (evironment LANG=...) for xfdesktop?

The problem is: My system has a default locale for english, but some of my
users prefer German. They have "export LANG=de_DE" in their $HOME/.profile,
but xfdesktop does not read it on startup.

In consequence all programms started via menus have an english locale and
not the prefered German.

If one start xfce4-settings-manager via xterm (with LANG=de_DE) it appears
in German, but if one start it via xfdesktop menu it is in English.

(This is XFCE 4.6.1 on Xubuntu 10.04)

Ullrich Horlacher              Server- und Arbeitsplatzsysteme
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