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Language setting for citation

Timo Blon Nov 02, 2013 03:49PM GMT

How can the language for citation (escpecially month of magazines) be set to English, if the Computer and Word run with German language?
Thanks

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Charlotte Nov 04, 2013 12:22PM GMT Mendeley Agent

To localise Mendeley Desktop to your location, please try the following:

1.- Close Mendeley Desktop
2.- Download and save the file from https://www.dropbox.com/s/02iucw5nkjivl6f/loadlocale.zip to C:\Program Files\Mendeley
Desktop\citeproc-js\loadlocale.js
3.- Edit the file C:\Program Files\Mendeley
Desktop\citeproc-js\mendeley.js and change “return locale[”en-US"];"
to one of these locales, depending on which language you need:
af-ZA
ar-AR
bg-BG
ca-AD
cs-CZ
da-DK
de-AT
de-CH
de-DE
el-GR
en-GB
en-US
es-ES
et-EE
eu
fa-IR
fi-FI
fr-CA
fr-FR
he-IL
hu-HU
is-IS
it-IT
ja-JP
km-KH
ko-KR
lt-LT
mn-MN
nb-NO
nl-NL
nn-NO
pl-PL
pt-BR
pt-PT
ro-RO
ru-RU
sk-SK
sl-SI
sr-RS
sv-SE
th-TH
tr-TR
uk-UA
vi-VN
zh-CN
zh-TW
4. Save the file, and use Mendeley as normal. If you return to writing papers in English, you will need to repeat step 3 as above, and change the locale to “en-US”

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Irian Montón Dec 15, 2013 12:58AM GMT

It crashes. I tried this method with es-ES locale and every time I click at "Insert Citation" button in Word plugin Mendeley Desktop crashes, closes and asks me if I want to send the error report.

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Irian Montón Dec 15, 2013 01:06AM GMT

Semi-solved. I have redownloaded loadlocale.js and now it doesn't crashes but nothing changes either. I can set it to Spanish but it citates as if was English, the "&" symbol still appears.

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Charlotte Dec 17, 2013 05:04PM GMT Mendeley Agent

Irian,

Could you please let me know which citation style you are using? Thanks in advance.

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Irian Montón Jan 16, 2014 07:09PM GMT

I always use "American Psychological Association 6th" style. In Mendeley it's all correctly translated to Spanish except & symbol. I'm going to explain it with an example:

If I want to cite an article written in 2008 by 2 or more authors, i.e. Antonio Torrero, Laura Martínez and Carlos Ibañez, Mendeley writes it as (Torrero, Martínez & Ibañez, 2008).

The "&" symbol is not used in Spanish, it must be "y". The result must be (Torrero, Martínez y Cazorla, 2008). Well, I think & it's optional but in my University they want "y" and I have to change it manually.

In long style citation the issue remains the same.

I would like to choose between "&" and "y" by default or at least edit the style myself but I'm not a programmer.

Thank you for the attention.

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