With the update to macOS Mojave, minor problems sometimes arise, which fortunately can be fixed just as easily. In this case it was a Mac that occasionally slipped into English. But read for yourself what my reader Gerald wrote to me:
Hello Sir, I'm quite happy with Mojave now. A trifle annoys me a little. When switching on and off I have to “enter” my password and switching off is called “shut down”. A very nasty word. “user” and “restart” included. Otherwise we speak German with each other. I would be grateful for any help - if the opportunity arises! Kind regards from Gerald
Instructions for changing the language
There is a command called "language setup" for the Port, with which you can set the language setting for the user again. This fixes such problems as the mixed English-German buttons and dialogs under macOS. I explain how it works in detail here:
- Start Terminal (under Utilities)
- Enter command: sudo language setup
- Then confirm with the admin password
- Enter the number 3 and press Enter
- Restart your Mac
One has sudo language setup entered, you have to confirm the command with administrator access. A long list of available languages then appears, with German being assigned the number 3. After restarting the Mac, all dialogs and buttons should appear in German.
Gerald also confirmed to me in an email that the measure was effective:
Hello Jens, it's done! After numerous attempts, I logged in as administrator with a password, then the sudo setup worked. You couldn't have known that we were two users. But you got the ball rolling. Thank you very much for that. […] Kind regards and wish you such a weekend, Squire Gerald
It's nice when things are so easy to fix! ;-)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.