Chart is written in English, but has support for various localizations, selected by the usual system mechanisms.
Numbers are shown with the locale decimal point and thousands separator. You can also customize these in your init.pl.
Dates are shown in the locale format, or the usual C language default is ‘mm/dd/yy’. You can also customize this in your init.pl to set a personal preference, like the month as a name instead of a number.
Message strings are translated into the selected language, when a translation is available. Gtk has a good set of translations for the standard menus and dialogs, but for Chart specifics there’s almost nothing yet.
Names are downloaded in the selected or highest preference language, when there’s a choice. Weblinks to company information or the exchange home page likewise.
Annotation notes (see Annotations) can be entered with unicode characters.
On a typical Unix/POSIX-style system the locale is selected with the
LANG environment variable, set to a language code and optional territory
and charset. For example US English,
LANG=en_US export LANG
This is often set by the system administrator, but you can do it yourself in your ~/.profile (see Bash Startup Files in Bash Features).
Language and country codes can be found in Language Codes in GNU
gettext utilities, and Country Codes in GNU
gettext utilities. Usually there’s only a few combinations
available on a system, run ‘locale -a’ to see them.
Additionally, on a GNU system the
LANGUAGE environment variable gives a
list of language preferences for message translations (see User influence on
gettext in GNU C Library
Reference Manual). For example to have Italian preferred, otherwise Spanish,
LANGUAGE=it_IT:es:en export LANGUAGE
Chart looks at
LANGUAGE too (on all systems) for the preferred language
for stock and commodity names.
Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Kevin Ryde
Chart is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.