# Change Gimp Interface Language on Mac

By default, Gimp uses the same interface language as your Mac, and there is no way to configure this in the application settings. My Mac is set to Swedish, but I want Gimp in English. Here is how:

• Locate the folder /Applications/Gimp.app/Contents/MacOS, either in a Terminal or Finder.
• You should see two files, Gimp and gimp-x.y where x.y is the version number. Gimp is a shell script (a textfile containing commands), which prepares the environment before starting the real binary, gimp-x.y.
• Open the file Gimp in any texteditor. The end of the file should look something like:
• The last line beginning in exec is the one that actually starts Gimp. To make it use English, insert the following line just before the exec line:

This is how it should look when finished:

• You have just changed the environment for Gimp, tricking it into believing it is running in an English/United-States environment. Feel free to substitute any valid locale string for en_US.UTF-8 to get a different language. You can find the supported locales on your Mac by typing the command locale -a in a Terminal.
• Exit your editor, saving the file. Now start Gimp as you normally would, and enjoy the interface in your language of choice!