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Old 08-15-2003, 05:43 AM   #1
Aldebaran
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Language settings in GNOME


Just a short question: How do I change the language setting, so that I have GNOME running in another language than English?

When I use the graphical logon I can select language there, but if I use the console where do I specify the language then??

And while I`m here, thanks for many helpful and interesting posts.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:48 PM   #2
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hi

language settings in console usually dont work. the localisation work for terminals are really complicated. do you really want to use your native language for typing commands. i think its better to stick with a gui

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Old 08-16-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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Don't know if this is exactly relevant to what you mean but in

/etc/profile.d/

there are files you can change the setting in for instance my lang.sh had lang=C which defaulted to en_US, I changed it to lang=en_GB which seemed to affect the environment variables
 
Old 08-16-2003, 07:30 PM   #4
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I will try to edit the /etc/profile.d (just not home yet...)

I don`t know if I got the question right.
The thing is that I want to run GNOME in my native language (norwegian), without going thru the GDM.
I saw that when I started GDM I could specify the language, just wondering if I could modify settings so that GNOME runs in Norwegian when I start it from console (use startx)?

It`s a small thing, but I`m just wondering......
 
Old 08-16-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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hi

ok. this clarifies many things. there must definitely a way to do this. poke around in gnome preferences and see if you can figure it out urself. i dont use gnome so i am not sure how to do it
 
  


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