Nodepad++ Menu language settings (how to change)



  • I work on a managed desktop environment, and something keeps changing my NotePad++ user interface language from English to German. I can read and write C, C++. Lisp, XML, YAML, and Python

    What would cause this, and how can I prevent it?

    I don’t want to have to reinstall every time this happens, is there a Windows registry setting I can change and lock to prevent this?

    I see a file called NativeLang.xml, which appears to contain the proper entries
    <?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“utf-8” ?>
    <NotepadPlus>
    <Native-Langue name=“English” filename=“english.xml” version=“7.6.5”>
    <Menu>
    <Main>



  • That is is the file in question and the third line specifies the current used
    language file. Depending on your installation/configuration this file is either
    loaded from the install directory or from the %appdata%\notepad++ directory.
    If you check your debug info, available under the last menu item, the ? menu,
    the line local conf mode indicates where to look for.
    If mode is ON then npp looks in the same directory where the npp executable is,
    if it is OFF then it looks into the %appdata%\notepad++ directory.



  • Hello, @ralphw

    Please follow these steps:

    Step 1:- Open your notepad++ application.
    Step 2:- In notepad++ click on Settings menu.
    Step 3:- In Settings menu Select Preferences…
    Step 4:- Select Localization on the General tab.
    Step 5:- Choose your prefered language in the pulldown menu displaying the languages.

    I hope above information will be useful for you.
    Thank you.