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English is the native language of GNU Chess, as usual in the GNU Project. Starting on version 6.1.0, GNU Chess features internationalization support based on GNU gettext. The Translation Project contributes message strings translated into other languages. See the Translation Project page for GNU Chess for the currently available translations.

During the installation of the operating system, the language to be used is selected. This selection is made system-wide. An individual user can select his or her own language by setting the ‘locale’ through environment variables. Typically, a command like this (in bash) will set German as the language to be used:

export LANGUAGE=de_DE

See details on this at