Mac OS X Login Language

Recently I was asked to change my friend’s system language from Chinese to English. Changing the language in account was not the problem but the log-in screen language was a bit of a challenge.

In Terminal:

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Language\ Chooser.app/Contents/MacOS/Language\ Chooser

The same language window that comes up during installation will appear, select the new language, click the arrow. Log out. (You may get errors when the command finishes, despite this, things seem to work fine).

That should do it.

One Response to “Mac OS X Login Language”

  1. Dragan Stjepanovic June 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Where have you been with this instructions 2 month ago… reinstalling the system because of this annoying issue :-/

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