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Old 06-29-2003, 10:39 PM   #1
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Locale question.


I notice, when running some apps from the command line, a message saying locale "C" is not supported. When I run the locale command in a terminal, the output is as follows:

LANG=C
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_PAPER="C"
LC_NAME="C"
LC_ADDRESS="C"
LC_TELEPHONE="C"
LC_MEASUREMENT="C"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="C"
LC_ALL=


What I am wondering is, what is the significance of the locale settings, and do I have them set up properly? "C" doensn't look like a locale, I was expecting something like US or something like that.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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locale

From the man page:
Description:
The locale command either displays information about the current locale environment or displays information about all locales. A locale defines your environment in terms of language and cultural conventions.

Basically, it deals with your language specs.. "C" is just the default .. The easiest way to change it would be to open up "kcontrol" ("kcontrol &" from the console) and go to "Regions & Accessibility > Country Region & Language" .. Change "Country" from C to wherever your located.. hit Apply and it should work .. or, if you're feeling brave, you can use "localedef" from the console to set things manually ..
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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Tried that thing in the KDE Control Center. Didn't work, not that I expected it to, I don't use KDE. Turns out that I don't have a man page for localedef, and the stuff that turned up with a google search didn't really help.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:31 AM   #4
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I dont use KDE either so I was hoping that would work but it turns out it's just the settings for KDE only .. Anyway, here's a link that describes the locale command :

http://www.uwm.edu/cgi-bin/IMT/wwwma...e(4)&msection=

and here's one that describes the localedef command :
http://www.uwm.edu/cgi-bin/IMT/wwwma...f(1)&msection=

.. If you're trying to install a different locale than C make sure it's installed first otherwise it won't work .. I use the locale for the US but for the life of me can't figure out how I set it .. ah well, it's been a long day - i'll figure it out tomorrow and re-post ..
 
  


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