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Old 02-15-2006, 05:03 AM   #1
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LANGUAGE locale setting


I noticed that Debian has another line in the locales setting:
I have not seen this in other distros (Slackware, Mandriva) and am wondering what its purpose is.

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Old 02-15-2006, 07:49 AM   #2
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I'm not sure but I think it's because you've chosen the American dictionary while installing dictionaries-common package. You can run (as root) "dpkg-reconfigure dictionaries-common" to change your default dictionary for ispell, myspell (for and wordlist dictionaries. (Check "apt-cache show dictionaries-common" and "more /usr/share/doc/dictionaries-common/README.Debian" for additional info.)

You can set the general default locale for your system (as root) with "dpkg-reconfigure locales". You can view the current locale settings with "cat /etc/environment".


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