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Old 05-24-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Different system languages for different users?

Hi there!

Perhaps it's a stupid question, but is it possible to define a system language per user?

As language setting in Gnome menu requires root privileges, is there a way, that users can set their language themselves, without root privileges, or does this have an affect to the entire system? (Nearly same question as above though )

As I suppose that language is set during boot, which would make it impossible to define a language per user, is there a possibility to chose the language on boot?


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Old 05-24-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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you can set per user settings in each user's home directory. Look for a file called /etc/sysconfig/i18n (this should be where it is; if you don't find a file called i18n there look elsewhere in /etc/). Copy it over to
(notice the . at the beginning. it's a hidden file). You can edit it to suit your needs. I'm pretty sure gnome will respect these local settings. Without the ~/.i18n, the settings in /etc/sysconfig/i18n take over.
Old 05-25-2004, 05:05 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, that was just the thing I wanted, works perfectly!


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