In this short article you can find how to fix encoding issues in wine apps for Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

Wine Locale - Ubuntu

To start a wine application with different locale or keyboard layout you can prepend the wine command by LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8.

Example of starting such application:

LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8 wine Diction.exe

Diction.exe is the wine app which will be started:


Create Launcher script for Wine

To create launcher script which will start wine app with different locale you can create new .sh file with content:

export LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8
# export WINEPREFIX="~/.wine"
cd "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/SA Dictionary 2010/"
wine Diction.exe

In this script we set environmental variable by export LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8. Then we start the application from it's folder.

Most programs will work fine by the above trick. Some programs might have problems if you try to change the locale.