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i've been trying to be able to type korean with ami (in which i was successful), but in the duration of my endevaor i've somehow caused some applications to display korean menus, etc. i'm using kde 3.2.
i remember doing something for $LANG and echo $LANG shows
and i know i changed it somehow. is that why some of my apps have korean menus and stuff?
if so, how can i change it back to english?
try setting locale environment variables(including $LANG) to English (en_US), leaving only LC_CTYPE on ko_KR.UTF-8
put them in ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile, depends on how you start X and how your distro is set up.
yeah that's what i was thinking but i forgot how i set the $LANG to be in korean...
and i don't have any of the profile files.
even my vi is in korean. i can read korean fine but i'm just not used to seeing it in applications and stuff.
i think i did something like export $LANG something...
is it export $LANG=en_US?
i guess not.
bash-2.05b$ export $LANG=en_US
bash: export: `ko_KR.UTF-8=en_US': not a valid identifier
thanks. but i still have the problem.
i'm pretty sure it's the $LANG varialbe because if i su to root, the variable echos en_US.UTF-8 and vi is in english.
i tried export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 as nonroot and it echos en_US.UTF-8, but if i kill x, it'll turn back to ko_KR.UTF-8.
there was no such file in my home directory but i made the file and inserted [export LANG=en_US.UTF-8] without brackets.
that didn't work so i searched for another .bash_profile which was located in /etc/skel. i edited it and this is the file:
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
# User specific environment and startup programs
i just ladded LANG=... and export LANG. it still didn't work. after i kill x the variable stays the same but after i start x, it turns back to normal.
now i kinda remember editing a file that had just a list of items, and i added about 4 or 5 items at the end of it. some site in chinese told me to do it. forgot which...
i found it now. the file i edited before was /etc/sysconfig/i18n, which reads