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When I booted up my windows machine this morning my menus had switch from English to what I think may be Russian and I can't read the menu options. I have tried unistalling, rebooting and then reinstalling but this has not helped. Can someone please advise me how to change them back.

Thank you

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Related topic:… What OS do you have btw? – R.K. Dec 23 '12 at 0:00

No need to uninstall QGIS.

All QGIS settings are stored in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QuantumGIS\QGIS\

If you look for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QuantumGIS\QGIS\locale you will see it has a overrideFlag and userLocale setting. Make sure that overrideFlag is set to false.

You can also start QGIS with a command line arg to tell it which language to use:

qgis.bat --lang en_US

Once you are in QGIS head to Settings -> Options -> Locale and make sure override system locale is unticked and that the additional info section gives you the correct language, mine is en_AU for example.

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My mistake. Twas the plugins that are stored there. Will delete my answer. – R.K. Dec 23 '12 at 9:42
Thank you Nathan. Most helpful and all sorted now. – Bill Dec 23 '12 at 17:22
Don't forget to tick the answer as accepted. – Nathan W Dec 23 '12 at 23:09

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