Change the language for just one application

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by liptonlover, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hey everyone! I have something which I think is probably a fairly unique problem......

    I just started a german language class. In the spirit of immersing myself in the language, I switched my Macbook Pro's language to german. It's pretty cool; I feel like it's helping me get used to the language. It translates not only the system but lots of applications and even some of the web changes to my default.

    My problem comes when I open Logic Pro. I'm a pianist and I have Logic Pro 8 for composing, recording, etc. The problem is, it's a huge application that I don't know my way around well enough to use in german. I can't find lots of things that I need because there's just too many menus and options and few of them are similar to english words. Especially considering most of the words used in a DAW application really aren't common words for conversation, so I'm not at all familiar with their german counterparts.

    The easiest way to solve this is to give up the whole german-computer thing and go back to english. But I was wondering if maybe someone knows how to partition one application so it uses a different language from the system-set one. I imagine maybe a script or modifying a plist or something, but I don't know. I have a bit of a history with user-level programming in ObjC and all that, but I've only just scratched the surface of terminal and I've never gotten into scripts and really anything low-level.

    Any help would be great. Thanks!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What about Fast User Switching and using Logic Pro in an English language account?
  3. liptonlover thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008

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