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Old 09-08-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
Weapon S
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Customizing locales


Hi everybody,

the current set-up here uses the complete US-locale. (I had specified my region, but with US language.) Debian stable (Squeeze), with XFCE4.
Available locales are only: US, C, and POSIX. I'd like to have a more adequate mix of locales. Preferably I'd like everything to be "international", except for paper sizes, and UTF-8 instead of ASCII.
I'm suspecting the available wireless channels are also based on some locale, so I definitely want a proper way that leaves my system configured properly.
I should have checked the Debian docs immediately :-[ :
http://wiki.debian.org/Locale
This is the current output of locale:
Code:
LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES=C
LC_PAPER="nl_NL.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="nl_NL.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="nl_NL.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="nl_NL.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="nl_NL.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION=nl_NL.UTF-8
LC_ALL=
LANGUAGE doesn't look right :-/ Maybe I should use C as LC_TIME?
Perhaps somebody has experience with "customizing" locales to be as international as possible; I'm not sure of how exactly I'd want the result.
Thank you for your time.

Last edited by Weapon S; 09-08-2012 at 06:50 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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Hi,

regarding wireless channels there was a thread on this the other day. Have a look at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fi-4175426242/

Your locale output looks fine to me. I have the same unset value for LANGUAGE, and I think you can set LC_TIME to whatever you prefer.

HTH,

Evo2.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.
-_- That other thread was mine as well. It is marked solved, because I have learned a great deal about configuring from that thread, not because my wifi issue was solved.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...s-card-731002/
(I have read the wireless driver documentation, and locales aren't mentioned. But the EEPROM value of my card seemed very different from what was mentioned, so I panicked. But paying more attention the EEPROM value turned out to be set to China, so that most definitely is the source of my problem.)
I haven't run into any problems randomly changing and trying locales.
 
  


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