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Old 01-13-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
RichardPriddy
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Unhappy System Languages


Hello,

Right from when I installed Fedora I have been getting some applications in Danish, and I have tracked down when and where.

On my system I only have the English Language packs installed, which is why this problem has been confusing me so much.

The problem occurs on most applications I start from the command line. For example if I start yumex through the K menu I get all of the buttons and program in English, where as if I start it by typing yumex into a xterm window, I get all of the system buttons (Ok, Cancel and menu system) in Danish, but there are still parts of the program in Engilsh. The same thing happens with df, if run through an xterm window all the column headers are in Danish, which to be honest makes it really hard to use.

I have no idea where the settings for language in the Xterm is so any thoughts and tips you can give me short of learning Danish would be greatly appritiated.

Richard Priddy
 
Old 01-13-2007, 04:19 AM   #2
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Xterm surely does not use any "languages" shortly said there are mainly two kinds of "language environments"; command-line locales and your desktop environment's. You can set several locale settings for your command-line envionment, shell, like LC_LANG (language), LC_CTYPE (to get different chars than your LANG supports), LC_ALL (the whole thing) etc. These should apply to things started from the command line, and can be forced with, for example,
Code:
LC_CTYPE=fi_FI@euro irssi
which should start 'irssi' with finnish locale settting for keyboard/characters, despite the language used in the system (and other locale settings). Then there is your desktop environment, for example, KDE. It uses some languages which might differ from what your locales are; I guess you should check out your locale settings, which locales are configured on your systems, which one are the defaults etc.

Code:
locale
shows your locale settings and
Code:
locale -a
all available locales.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 04:30 AM   #3
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May i ask why you use xterm? If KDE, its konsole, if GNOME its terminal.

On an offtopic b0uncer, i'm really looking forward to Kimi and Ferrari this March. Aren't you excited?? Vroom vrooom...
 
Old 01-13-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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Right, I have fixed it. I guess it serves me right for not reading exactly what I copy into my zsh config files. I did not take too much notice of the line:
LC_ALL=nl_NL
As to someone who does not know what LC_ALL or nl_NL is, it is just sensable to copy it and not ask questions *shoots self in foot*

I use xterm as at the moment it is my favourate terminal program, and to be honest I just dont like konsole, as all the extra menu systems etc.. just clog up my display.

Many thanks for your help.
 
  


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