[GNC-dev] Supported language-Lao

Souksakhone Phomphakdy s_phomphakdy at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 11 13:27:28 EST 2020

Hello Frank,

Thank you for your prompt reply. I really appreciated it. I had used many Lao keyboards type Lao in GnuCash but I was not successful. See attached file for how it looks. I can type Lao in other programs like photoshop, MS Word, Paint and Etc... Can you please help me to get the Lao display correctly? is there an option where I can change font type?

By the way, when I went to GnuCash webiste and under Donations  I did not see PayPal or Master or Visa option.

Thank you,


From: Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:37 PM
To: Souksakhone Phomphakdy <s_phomphakdy at hotmail.com>
Cc: gnucash-devel at gnucash.org <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
Subject: Re: [GNC-dev] Supported language-Lao

Hello Souksakhone,

Am Di., 31. Dez. 2019 um 22:01 Uhr schrieb Souksakhone Phomphakdy
<s_phomphakdy at hotmail.com>:
> Hello,
> I have a comment on GnuCash. After using GnuCash for a while I felt in love with it. It is  a very power accounting software, easy to understand and it's free. One of the features I like the most is it can handle multiple currencies. Book keeping for my family business has become a lot easier. I have told many people in a country of Laos about GnuCash. Many people would love to use GnuCash if it supports Lao or Laotian language. When they typed Lao language in GnuCash, they only saw question mark. Will you be able to add Lao in as one of supported languages. If there is anything I can do to have it added in please let me know.

I see there 2 different issues:

1. Configure your computer to use fonts, which contain the laotian alphabet.
While most fonts have latin characters, but only few have the
different alphabets common in Asia implemented.
https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Locale_Settings contains what we know
about such issues.

2. provide a lo.po message file
If you are interested to do some translation, see

> I would like to thank everyone in GnuCash team very much for coming up with such this great accounting software.
> Regards,
> Souksakhone

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