IDE interface language

How do I change the default language in my IDE interface? No option to choose language during installation, that is too bad.

My guess is, that it uses the system locale of your computer.

So either it is not set to what you want, or your language has no translation available.

Same question. I don’t want MY system language in the IDE - Russian translation is a bit weird. I’d prefer English language.

Since JME is a fork of Netbeans.

This link should be able to help you out.

Or I would Google “change default language in netbeans” or “change language in netbeans.”

Add “–locale en:US” at the end of Netbeans startup command.

“C:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.0.1\bin\netbeans.exe” --locale en:US


Go to Netbeans installation directory, for example,

C:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.0.1\etc

Open “netbeans.conf” and find netbeans default option line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=200m -J-Xverify:none -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true"

Add “-J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US” to the end of this line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=200m -J-Xverify:none -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US"