Hi. I am from Tokyo, a Japanese native, using Japanese language.
I find it a little messy with Japanese localization in Scrivener 3 and want to use it in English mode. Unfortunately, however, there is no “English” in the list of Scrivener 3 language preferences.
Since I chose System Default as the preferred language in Scrivener 3 and my OS-wide system default language is set at Japanese, Scrivener 3 launches in Japanese mode quite naturally. I want it to launch in English mode. How can I set Scrivener 3’s language preference as English?
Setting English as the OS-wide language preference is an overkill since I want all the other applications than Scrivener 3 to launch in Japanese mode.
Thanks in advance. Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day, incidentally BTW
Available interface languages in Scrivener 3.1.5 are:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Swedish.
On my system, the dropdown in the Scrivener -> Preferences -> Language pane lists System Default first, then the rest in the above order. What are you seeing?
Hi, thanks for your reply, Katherine. Results first: the problem solved!
My language preference’s listed items among Pop-Up menu in Scrivener 3.1.5 (build 1228) are:
システムデフォルト (System default)
Translation (of which I don’t know what it is and which does not seem to have been listed in your Pop-up menu)
and no 英語 (English) in the Pop-up menu.
While you have “English,” I don’t, but instead I have “Translation” which you don’t have.
So, I tried “Translation,” relaunched Scrivener 3 and then voila! System language has changed to English! Silly me, I hadn’t tried it up till the time when I posted my question in the first place.
IMHO, “Translation” should read “英語” (English) BTW.
Thanks again, Katherine, for your post!
Ah, yes, that explains it.
Someone else mentioned that recently as well, and I’ve passed it along to the translation team.