In Mac OS X, there are directories like Desktop, Users and Library.

On localized systems, these would be named Skrivbord, Användare and Bibliotek (Swedish)

But when I am in the terminal I can't type, for example: sudo mv ~/Skrivbord ~/Bibliotek, but instead I have to type their actual names like this: sudo mv ~/Desktop ~/Library.

How can its name in the GUI be in whatever language but in the Terminal it's in English?

  • Choose Fedora, choose life! On my fathers Fedora 20, he has it in Icelandic locale, and I type Skjáborð(Desktop) in the terminal, no problem. – somethingSomething Oct 20 '14 at 5:57
  • Ah, does fedora use symlinks you think? – DisplayName Oct 20 '14 at 14:11
  • I'm still a newbie, so I'm not sure what you mean, but if you mean does Fedora have symlinks then yes. Here are two examples: Here and my answer here I use symbolic links. – somethingSomething Oct 20 '14 at 18:14
  • It was my comment that was bad, no problems. What i meant was, Maybe fedora has a symlink named Skjáboro in the same directory as the desktop. – DisplayName Oct 22 '14 at 11:28

Since Finder is built in objective-c it uses nib localizations. Here is an example.


sv.lproj stands for Svenska.localized project

Here is the contents of ServicesMenu.strings

bplist00”[Finder/Open]Finder/Reveal_Finder/Show InfolFinder/÷ppna_Finder/Visa i Finder_Finder/Visa info i Finder)<Ulà

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