thunderbird in German?

hw hw at
Thu Aug 1 22:57:32 UTC 2019

Polytropon <freebsd at> writes:

> On Tue, 30 Jul 2019 23:31:07 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
>> Polytropon writes:
>> >  > After installing and enabling a German language pack as an addon
>> >  > (not to be confused with a German dictionary (which is also
>> >  > installed for just in case)), the GUI still remains in English.
>> >  
>> >  Those add-ons don't seem to work anymore. Version mismatch
>> >  combined with improper or missing signing (same trouble as
>> >  in FF). It seems they aren't needed anymore.
>> 	It is my understanding that:
>> 	a) sometime back, Mozilla did a major overhaul/upgrade of the
>> 		interface between Firefox and addons.  As a result, all
>> 		third-party add-ons and many Firefox-provided add-ons
>> 		stopped working. 
>> 	b) some of the add-ons (e.g. AdBlock) were rebuilt to the new
>> 		spec; many were not, including my personal must-have PrefBar. 
> Yes, that probably is the case. Luckily (and thanks to search
> engines) I was able to find out how to change the interface
> language _now_. :-)
> Sidenote:
> Among the affected add-ons weren't just the german language packs,
> but also an "interface locale changer" add-on where you could change
> the interface language easily. Now this functionality is part of
> Firefox, but you need to explore _how_ it works, to prevent the
> disappointment of not being able to change the interface language.
> I think the same applies for Thunderbird.

Ok and _how_ do you change the language in Thunderbird?

Changing Firefox wasn't a problem, other than that I wish I could do
that site-wide for all users rather than having to do it for each user.
Why don't these programs just honor the language settings of the

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