Set Netbeans user Interface language in Windows

Don’t know why NetBeans not has an option to choose the user interface language, it use the Windows system language as the default.

It took me a while to figure out how to change the interface language.

1. Temporary Solution

Add "--locale en:US" at the end of Netbeans startup command. 

"C:\\Program Files\NetBeans 7.1.1\bin\netbeans.exe"  --locale en:US 

2. Permanent Solution

Go to Netbeans installation directory, for example,

C:\\Program Files\7.1.1\etc

Open “netbeans.conf” and find netbeans default option line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Dapple.awt.graphics.UseQuartz=true -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -J-Dsun.zip.disableMemoryMapping=true"

Add "-J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US" to the end of this line

netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Dapple.awt.graphics.UseQuartz=true -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -J-Dsun.zip.disableMemoryMapping=true -J-Duser.language=en -J-Duser.region=US
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