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Vim in non-English languages

Vim supports installing help for multiple languages starting with version 6.2 and patch 299. The translations are available as separate packages.

Message translations are included with the normal distributions. Look for the "lang" archives on the download page

You can install the help files by unpacking the archive in the right place. To use it for all users unpack in $VIMRUNTIME. For a personal installation unpack in your own vim directory. On Unix that is ~/.vim.

Language contents where to get it
Chinese user manual and half the rest On SourceForge
French complete bzip2 compressed tar archive     website
German Only a few files done http://www.florianrehnisch.de/vimhelp/
Italian User manual http://www.pluto.it/files/ildp/traduzioni/vimhelp-it/index.html
Japanese User manual http://vim-jp.org/vimdoc-ja/
Persian Vim book, partly http://www.isfahanlug.org/doku.php?id=vim
Polish User manual http://skawina.eu.org/mikolaj/podrecznik.html
Russian User manual, rest is half complete http://www.sf.net/projects/ruvim
Spanish User manual partly translated https://www.assembla.com/wiki/show/vim-doc-es


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