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I installed RedHat 9 Linux about a few months ago, however, I set up the OS to use Chinese as the default language. So now, all system messages in the command line are displayed in Chinese. This is a problem now because I have given other people access to the server. And these people cannot read Chinese.
I'm still a newbie to Linux and only know how to change the default language back to English by using the GUI interface in Gnome. The probem with this is I am accessing the server via SSH and do not have access to X-Window. Anybody have any idea how to change the default language back to English from the command line, without having to use x-window? Just want to save myself a trip to the IDC.
Thanks for your help, but never mind, I managed to change the language with the following instructions:
Try using these steps to change the FEDORA language setting from a command prompt:
Go to the Fedora system configuration diretory
1. cd /etc/sysconfig
Make backup copy of your language setting file
2. cp i18n i18n.backup
Edit language setting file to allow english as default
3. You can edit the file by using nano or vi text editors available on all Fedora systems from SSH. I prefer nano so:
4. nano i18n
5. Edit the file to include these lines as the first three lines of the file:
6. Save the file and restart system. If you can not restart the system you need to have permission to restart init.d
That should enable the new language setting. If you can not perform these through SSH because the access is too restricted, you will likely need to notify the ISP or whoever has physical access to the server.
oh ,u know, i post a new thread about change language in a live CD, knoppix base- or i havt to say Debian base- allover i need it can support en-US and an other language, at 1st i trid do it by change/edit XF86Config to change keylayout and added some new fonts-TTF- but its failed,i tried changes by using control center, when i login 'chroot' my new remastered linux it was ok but after burning ,hummm, nothing happend, the fonts can be use by openoffice but the language or in other words the multilanguage supprot was failed, Now, i wish someone can tell me how can do it.