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Skype® for Dummies® by Niklas Zennstrom, Howard Dammond, Susan Abdulezer, Loren Abdulezer

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Appendix A. Skype Multilanguage Support

In This Appendix

  • Setting your Skype menus to a different language

  • Editing Skype menu items

Do you speak French, Swedish, or Turkish and want to set your Skype window menus in those languages? Skype supports 27 different languages and enables you not only to load any one of them but also edit individual menu items. You can add an entirely new language to your Skype window, or just make small changes.

Changing Skype to Your Language of Choice

Setting your language of choice is easy. With the Skype main window open, choose Tools

Changing Skype to Your Language of Choice

You can easily edit and alter all the menu items and text labels that appear in Skype to suit your own needs. Here's how:

  1. Choose Tools

    Changing Skype to Your Language of Choice
    Change Language
    Changing Skype to Your Language of Choice
    Edit Skype Language File
    .

    You see a table with 2,600 editable Skype menu items (see Figure A-2).

  2. To edit an item, select it by clicking in a field in the Current column.

    For example, click the status alert Do Not Disturb. Change the text a little to Do Not Disturb Please. Click Apply so that Skype knows to apply your changes. Repeat this step for every Skype term you want to edit.

    Choose your language from among Skype's 27 Language options.

    Figure A.1. Choose ...

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