Geting GnuCash to Recognise Localised tax report for UK

John Ralls jralls at
Tue May 20 10:45:38 EDT 2014

On 19 May 2014, at 23:37, Clint Redwood <clint at> wrote:

> Hi David,
> Thanks for the reply. I'd heard that before, and I didn't expect to be able to use the export, but the accompanying report with the tax form lines accumulating related accounts, rather than having to use a spreadsheet each year and remember which accounts added up to what.
> There is code in the GnuCash release for a German localisation of the report, so I naively assumed I could create a GB localisation too. However, it is ignoring my localisation attempt.
> I've created -en_GB versions of all the files localised as -de_DE and it just loads the us version.
> I'd be surprised if a stable release of gnucash ships with code that isn't usable so I'm just trying to figure out why my localisation for en_GB is ignored.

Is the localization really ignored? The easiest way to tell is to open Preferences and look at the "locale" currency in the Accounts tab. In your locale it should of course be GBP. Is it?

John Ralls

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