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#1 2004-01-10 19:40:14

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,442

language and settings (date format, °Celsius, metric ...)

Hello, again!

Since I apt-getted my debian again to dependencies-death, I decided to give arch a new try. As I am not trying to have nvidia, xfree, kernel26 etc on the system in one step, I am surprised to have xfree and gnome with gdm, while listening to keith jarrets cologne concert via totem just after an hour I started to install arch. Well.

What I really miss is some user-locales-wand. Where does arch read language and locale settings?
In debian, this stuff was placed in /etc/environment. Does arch behave the same way?

Since this is fixed on my machine, I feel lucky to have things like feet ore 39°F in the weather report.


Frumpus addict
[mu'.krum.pus], [frum.pus]

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#2 2004-01-10 23:19:09

Mork II
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From: Visby, Sweden
Registered: 2003-05-14
Posts: 87

Re: language and settings (date format, °Celsius, metric ...)

You can set locale in ~/.bash_profile. Example:

. $HOME/.bashrc
export LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"
export LC_ALL="en_GB"

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#3 2004-01-11 10:58:28

orelien
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From: France
Registered: 2002-12-05
Posts: 220
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Re: language and settings (date format, °Celsius, metric ...)

For system wide settings, you can add a script in /etc/profile.d:

# cat /etc/profile.d/lang.sh 
LC_ALL=XXX
LANG=XXX
LC_MESSAGES=XXX
export LC_ALL LANG LC_MESSAGES

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