Missing translation in home directory categories

Thank you for your distribution, which I’ve been using since version 16.04.

The defect seems to concern Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 since Solus Budgie does not show it :

So those should be the names of the folders in your Home folder.

If they are still in english you’ll need to check that your locale/region & language settings are set to French.

Thanks for your quick answer, @fossfreedom.

I ought to have specified that both of them are set to French.

Same problem on a friend’s UB 24.04.

good good - and the home folder names? are they in french?

You can compare with UB 22.04:

yep - as you can see the folder names are in english - the mapping of what is shown in nemo file-manager can be found as per this Q&A Change default location of document folder of user - Ask Ubuntu

Thanks, but I never did that with UB 20.04…
And folder names are in French.
That’s why I think there’s a bug.

what is the content for the user-dirs file as per that link?

Hi fossfreedom,

I had the same problem too: while language is correctly set to italian in budgie properties, and while giving locale in terminal shows everything correctly set to italian, nemo folders were still in english; I’ve edited ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs by hand (~/.config/user-dirs.locale was set to italian) but nothing changed. I’ve been in need of renaming directories by hand.

I haven’t yet tried to create a new user, to see if that problem only comes with user created during installation but as soon as I’ll do, I let you know.


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Probably also worth looking to see if this is a bookmarks issue i.e. look at this file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks and see if the names are still in english.

Content for ~/.config/user-dirs:


And all five bookmarks are still in english in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks

It seems that the xdg-user-dirs-update and xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update are buggy Bugs : xdg-user-dirs-gtk package : Ubuntu

My testing switching to Finnish, logging out and logging in the dialog is displayed when xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update is run to switch both the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file contents and the ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks contents.

Then switching back to english United States, the dialog is not displayed on login. Thats Bug #864777 “Switching locale to French, then back to English do...” : Bugs : xdg-user-dirs-gtk package : Ubuntu

I had to manually change the contents of those files and rename the folders myself. Then nemo showed the correct values.

What a mess.

Thank for searching and trying, @fossfreedom !
Thanks to @puffettacicciottella too for her contribution !

So, all we have to do now is waiting for the bug to be fixed…

We French are lucky, we also speak French in Belgium and Canada.
I’ve found a workaround.
If you switch to Canadian French, just delete any duplicate English directories and you’re all set.
But that’s just tinkering… :mask:

Content for ~/.config/user-dirs:


Content for ~/.config/user-dirs.locale:


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