HOWTO localize Mozilla


If you want to add your language to an already running (English-only) browser, you must know, which release you have:
"Help" and then "About Seamonkey" or "About Firefox" will show you the release.

Download

Mozilla SeaMonkey

Open this link in a new window and choose your release (see above).

On the page "Index of /pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/x.x.x" choose:

  • langpack for languagepack and then ex: using release 2.9.1:
    seamonkey-2.9.1.de.langpack.xpi
  • linux-i686 for complete application and then ex:
    de/ for German and then
    seamonkey-2.9.1.tar.bz2

Mozilla Firefox

Open this link in a new window and choose your release (see above).

On the page "Index of /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/x.x.x" choose:
linux-i686/ (or linux-x86_64/) and then choose ex: for German:

  • xpi/ for languagepack and then
    de.xpi
  • de for complete application and then
    firefox-12.0.tar.bz2

Installation

Languagepack

While downloading you will be asked (in English of course):
Install Software...
Install now
Restart now

If the browser continues running in English:
Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Language > German
then close browser an relauch it.

Application

Additional "large" applications like firefox should be installed at /mnt/home/opt/.

Extensions

Information about other extensions can be found here.