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Old 04-23-2015, 04:18 AM   #1
rblampain
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gedit --> tools --> set language question


Restoring files from backup gives an annoying result, those files all need to be edited with "gedit" and each has lost the setting "tools --> set language", is there a way I can tell "gedit" to use a particular language for all files rather than doing it manually for each file. It looks like the default is American English but the text is in British English (for Australia).

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 04-23-2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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rblampain,

Try this in Terminal:

Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

sudo update-locale LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
If further modifications are needed, then have a look at post #3 here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1669863

Last edited by beachboy2; 04-23-2015 at 06:18 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2015, 07:39 AM   #3
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This is all new territory for me and nothing worked, this is what I've done:
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
sudo update-locale LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
logged out and back in, en_US.UTF-8 was still the default, edited
Code:
/usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop
from root by removing
Code:
Exec=gedit %U
and replacing with
Code:
Exec=sh -c 'LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 gedit %U'
also tried
Code:
Exec=bash -c 'LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 gedit %U'
and entering in a terminal
Code:
LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
There was no directory
Code:
.local/share/applications/
so I created one and copied the edited file
Code:
/usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop
to
Code:
.local/share/applications/gedit.desktop
What did I do wrong?
 
  


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