I am able to set the date language with (setq system-time-locale "LOCALE") but it doesn't affect the calendar.

How can I change the language of calendar?

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The Emacs Wiki node on calendar localization explains how to do this. For example, it shows that, for Italian, you would want to do:

(setq calendar-week-start-day 1
          calendar-day-name-array ["Domenica" "Lunedì" "Martedì" "Mercoledì" 
                                   "Giovedì" "Venerdì" "Sabato"]
          calendar-month-name-array ["Gennaio" "Febbraio" "Marzo" "Aprile" "Maggio"
                                     "Giugno" "Luglio" "Agosto" "Settembre" 
                                     "Ottobre" "Novembre" "Dicembre"])
  • Thank you it works perfectly ! Is it possible also to change the title Week-agenda (W02) to another language ? Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 20:59
  • @NicolasScottoDiPerto: I don't know, unfortunately. You can try asking a separate question and see if anyone else knows.
    – Dan
    Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 21:23

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