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Old 05-20-2004, 02:38 AM   #1
TroelsSmit
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English / Danish Locale settings


Hi,

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question:
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Since I am a Dane, I would very much like to continue using danish characters such as ,,.
But I would really like my programs to talk to me in english !!
Now what is the setting for that ??

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My current locale settings are as follows:

setenv LANG english
setenv LC_ALL da_DK.iso88591

which when running the program 'locale' results in the following:

LANG=english
LC_CTYPE="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_NUMERIC="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_TIME="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_COLLATE="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_MONETARY="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_MESSAGES="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_PAPER="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_NAME="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_ADDRESS="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_TELEPHONE="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_MEASUREMENT="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="da_DK.iso88591"
LC_ALL=da_DK.iso88591

When I for instance delete a file it responds like this:
tcsh>rm sdf.pdf
rm: fjern almindelig fil 'sdf.pdf'?

Which outht to be:
tcsh>rm test2.c
rm: remove `test2.c'?

Im running linux debian with blackbox and kernel 2.6.5.

Thank you very much !
 
Old 05-20-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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That's exactly what I do - English is my first language but I am living in Denmark using a Danish computer.

If you are not using X (ordinary console) then this should do the trick:
Code:
loadkeys dk
. Also add this to your startup scripts.
To get it working in X you need to change /etc/X11/XF86Config to something like this:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "Keyboard"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "dk"
    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection
Let me know how it goes.

Mark.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:26 AM   #3
TroelsSmit
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Hi Mark,

thank you for the answer, the "loadkeys dk" seems to work nicely. It didn't' change the terminal language to english though. But it probably work if I delete my custom locale settings.
I just found that the following locale setup in my .tcshrc file does the trick:
setenv LANG english
setenv LC_ALL en_DK.iso88591
:-)

I think the option "AutotRepeat" in the keyboard might solve a problem I Have had witht my keyboard for quite some time. So again, thank you very much for the answer :-)

/Troels
 
  


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