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Re: Bug in Nmap 6.00: problems with changing the GUI language
From: Martin Hinsch <mdjango () gmx de>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:01:28 +0200

Hey David,

thanks a lot. Both your hints worked fine.

Martin Hinsch

Am 19.06.2012 17:42, schrieb David Fifield:
On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:27:56PM +0200, Martin Hinsch wrote:
Dear Nmap-Dev-Team,

I really love your little but powerful tool.

Unfortunately I can not change the language in Nmap to English. I am
using Nmap 6.00 (32bit installer) with Win7 SP1 (64bit) (German

The user guide <http://nmap.org/book/zenmap-lang.html> states that I
must change a Windows Environment Variable named LANG to "en" or
"en_US". I did create this new variable. The effect is not visible in
Nmap. The GUI is still in German. Thus the GUIs of other tools like
VLC player and VirtualBox are now in English.

There is a similar bug in your dev database
<http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2009/q4/731>. This bug seemed fixed in
r16368 but now seems unresolved.
I'm guessing that the change in r16368 never really worked. I suppose
that setting LANG=en_US doesn't work, because we don't have en
translation files. Then the system looks next at the global locale, and
picks German.

A workaround is to rename the directory
C:\Program Files\Nmap\share\zenmap\locale\de.

One other thing to try is to set LANG=C. That might work, even if
LANG=en does not.

David Fifield

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