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Old 11-23-2004, 05:46 AM   #1
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Internationalization problem

Hi !

I have a problem getting messages/programs in my native language. These variables are defined:

export LC_ALL=nb_NO
export LANG=nb_NO
export LANGUAGE=nb_NO

Now I should have some norwegian language, but there isn't. If I do a 'set' command there is a variable called LANG already, may be this is the problem (where does the variable LANG=C come from?)?

gettext is also installed, but no difference.

Abiword is now misbehaving and the program menus are missing. Strange!

I think Amigo should have some support for internationalization.

On a zipslack install this works out of the box, and I get national language both from system commands, error messages and running software with this ability.

I suspect some packages are missing? But which?
Old 11-23-2004, 06:05 AM   #2
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Where have you defined these variables? They should normally go in your .bashrc, to take effect at the next login. (if you run these commands in a terminal window, it will only effect that window until it is closed.)
LANG=C is a common default, and means to use untranslated strings. It's normally defined in something like /etc/profile
Old 11-23-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Found out the problem... Had to:
1. install glibc-i18n-2.3.2-noarch-1.tgz
2. edit /etc/profile.d/

Look in /usr/share/i18n/locales for supported languages. If you want German language support you change the file /etc/prodile.d/ so it looks like this 'export LANG=de_DE'

Now Amigo has internationalization support.


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