Bug #28139 client in user language
Submitted: 27 Apr 2007 17:00 Modified: 27 Apr 2007 20:20
Reporter: Susanne Ebrecht Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Command-line Clients Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:all OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[27 Apr 2007 17:00] Susanne Ebrecht
Hi All,

there is no client section in the selection, that's why I choose server.
My feature request is not easy to implement. But I think, we need it. Therefor I want to explain it:

Lots of software, like OpenOffice, KDE, PostgreSQL, Firefox use the language of the locale from the user. That means, my locale is German, when I start psql (PostgreSQL Client) or KDE or Openoffice, all is in German.

When I start MySQL the client (mysql) is in English. I just can get the error messages in German. It would be much nicer, the client also talks German to me. Not only the text, you'll get after starting it. It will be nice, that the whole \ section, especially \h SQL-COMMAND, is in the native user language.

It's not timely, just providing an english client.

Of course I know, the realisation needs lots of work ...

Kind Regards,


How to repeat:
it is just a feature request
[27 Apr 2007 20:20] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[1 Dec 2008 12:32] Alexander Barkov
See also:
Bug#7722 "language should be a dynamic global server variable"
WL#751 "Error message construction"