Firefox en français


(or any other language you like)

Here’s how to localize your copy of Firefox into your language of choice:

  1. Download the language pack that you want Firefox in. Language packs filenames end in .langpack.xpi and contain a two-letter language code. FR = French, ES = Spanish, JP = Japanese, etc.
  2. Install the .xpi file by either dragging it into an open Firefox window, or by opening it via File > Open.
  3. install Benjamin Smedberg’s Locale-Switcher Extension.
  4. Restart Firefox.
  5. You should now see a Language option under the Tools menu, and in it items for en-US (American English) and your installed language pack. Select the new language and restart Firefox.
  6. If all goes well, you should now have a localized version of Firefox!

The Mozilla group already have localized versions of the Firefox 1.0 release available, but if you want to use a custom build (like my G5-optimized version, par exemple) this is the easiest way to do it.

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