It is quite convenient that more and more software vendors provide multi-lingual products. However, I don’t think all of them hire good translators. Therefore, in order to understand how to use the tools smartly, I have to pick up English from some configuration dialog.
But you may notice Eclipse based products such as XMind do not provide such a dialog. So how to force it to display English? I did not realize this trick until I read this IBM article. Right, it is tricky to modify some INI file.
In my case, I opened up xmind.ini in XMind installation folder, and appended the following lines to its end,
1 2 -Duser.language=en -Duser.country=US
Saved it and launched XMind again. Oh, it works as expected. Nice.