How do I amend the fixed “author” part in the URL?

The question:

I am creating a localized instance of WordPress and one can easily configure the category and tag parts of the URL but I cannot find anything similar for authors. So for instance I get this:

instead of

which would be appropriate in my language. How to achieve that?

(And BTW, can “borekb” be replaced with something like “borek-bernard”, i.e. full name slug instead of username?)

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Use the plugin Edit Author Slug:

This plugin allows an Admin to change the author slug (a.k.a. – nicename), without having to actually enter the database. You can also change the Author Base (the ‘/author/’ portion of the author URLs). Two new fields will be added to your Dashboard. The “Edit Author Slug” field can be found under Users > Your Profile or Users > Authors & Users (Users > Users in WP 3.0). The “Author Base” field can be found under Settings > Permalinks.

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