A locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface.

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Understanding environmental variables in different contexts

Trying to understand the behaviour of the environment in Linux (Ubuntu 13.04 concretely), I've find different situations where setting envirionment variables are used or defined for/in different ...
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How to change locale to English?

I have message from bash and it's localized, I want English message, my locale is: $ locale LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=pl:en LC_CTYPE="pl_PL.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=pl_PL.UTF-8 LC_TIME=pl_PL.UTF-8 ...
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Sorting with Perl respecting Locale Settings

Following data needs to be sorted respecting the locale sort order: wird sin wär pêche war Über Uber péché peach There was nor problem by using sort $ sort < data peach pêche péché sin Uber ...
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gawk: Summing floats formatted with comma separator

I'm trying to sum floats which use the comma as separator, and gawk does integer calculations. Here's the script: BEGIN { FS=";" OFS=";" CONVFMT = "%2.2f" } { print $1 print $2 print ...
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Changing Locale

I am using Linux Mint 15 Currently I have my locale as (by using command locale): LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ar_SA.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ar_SA.UTF-8 ...
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Set Up New Locale On CentOS 6

I am trying to set up a new locale for my centos server environment. Here is currently shows for locale -a command: en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU en_AU.iso88591 en_AU.utf8 en_BW en_BW.iso88591 en_BW.utf8 ...
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Character encoding issue with my linux install?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bits, all seemed to be ok, when I started to work on console I noticed: that I couldn't get some accented characters typed in to the console, for example, if I ...
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Linux ls wrong date format

I try to find why when I do the command ls or whatever ls -la the column format is wrong with date. It should be like that: -rw-r--r-- 1 johndoe johndoe 55 janv. 26 2011 not like that : ...
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Console outputing wrong single quote character (â)

My console yakuake is outputting the wrong single quote character. test.cpp: In function âint main()â: I've tried, one by one: export LC_CTYPE="C" export LC_CTYPE="posix" export ...
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Make yakuake outputting correct characters

I have some files that using japanese, korean and chinese characters in their filename, this is the example filename 栗山千明 - おいしい季節決定的三分間.rar but when i tried to ls -w1 *.rar in the yakuake console, ...
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locale not found/setting locale failed - what should I do?

I've installed Debian 7 i386 on my VPS (OpenVZ). Everything works fine, except locales - any attempt to install anything shows: [...] perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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Problem with log in after change locale, maybe relate to PAM

System information: Debian Wheezy CPU: intel core i7 3770 I initially only had en_US.UTF-8 as the default language. This morning, I changed the /etc/local.gen file and un-comment the zh_CN.UTF-8 and ...
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login with xdm and umlaut in password

I want use xdm to login to my machine and start my session. My password contains an umlaut. I'd rather not change the password as it is quite long and complex and I just memorized it. Login works ...
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Problems with the locale; can't make Arch Linux use UFT-8 [closed]

Note: The real problems behind this are presented here, as per a recommendation on meta. This question should be closed as a non-reproducible off-topic because its main problem is solved by correcting ...
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Reload /etc/default/locale without reboot?

After making changes to /etc/default/locale, is it possible to reload/active the new settings without a reboot?
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I have an environment variable for LANG set in ~/.profile but it is not getting set

I want to set the locale. I have this in my ~/.profile #language export LANG=en_GB.utf8 export TESTING123=en_GB.utf8 But when I type: echo $LANG $TESTING123 I get (LANG not set, but TESTING123 ...
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dot instead of comma as thousand separator

I read about --blocksize for ls to get a thousands separator. However my computer gives me dot (.) and not comma (,): $ ls -l --block-size="'1" total 11.893.190.656 -rw------- 1 carlah users ...
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Running a program to output in Dutch

I'm running KDE Arch linux and trying to update my system using pacman and have it output in Dutch. I've tried the following sudo LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8 pacman -Syy sudo KDE_LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8 pacman -Syy ...
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How does zoneinfo get updated if at all?

I have been installing several systems lately have noticed a difference of opinion on how to set time-zones. Arch Linux Beginners' Guide says to use a symlink and the Gentoo HOW TO Guide says to copy ...
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How to have console messages in English?

I am French and use my Debian system in French. However, I would like to have error messages in terminal in English. It allows me to post them on English speaking websites. How can I change my ...
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Cylon-Linux: is there a Spanish locale?

I would like to know if it is possible to install the Spanish language. Being a derivative of Ubuntu, it is installed the same way, but even assigning language and local time during installation, ...
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How to mount an NTFS drive as utf8 over NFS

Question How to mount a nfs share (NTFS formatted fileystem) as utf8 in CentOS 6.5? What I tried mount -o iocharset=utf8 mount -o nfs=utf8 mount -o utf8=1 mount -o utf8 Problem: When I ...
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texinfo: Can I write non-english info files? Such as Chinese, and how?

Most gnu manual files use info, write a texinfo then makeinfo produces info files, it's great. Can texinfo contain non-English characters then produce non-English infos or pdfs? How can I write ...
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What are these strange characters in wifi-menu and alsamixer?

I have a fresh install of Arch. When I run wifi-menu or alsamixer, both of which I think use dialog, the display in the shell is not correct. The border, for example, is drawn with the wrong ...
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locale-dependent bash script: How to properly ensure locale?

I went through a strange bug in a bash script which is on another machine, accessed via ssh (or other ssh like clients). It was basically a menu, in particular showing IP address(es) of the machine ...
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How can I find the sort order for ls with my locale?

I was using ls -l on a directory, and was surprised that spaces and underscores were ignored for the sort order. For example, $ echo $LANG en_AU.UTF-8 $ ls -l total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 sparhawk sparhawk 0 ...
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Julian calendar for a UK locale in ncal

On my machine, ncal identifies my country code as GB, and use that to find the date for the shift to the gregorian calendar, and I think cal uses the same date by default: cal: $ cal 09 1752 ...
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who -b date format varies strangely

I run who -b to get the date of the last reboot. It returns 2013-10-29 14:55. Now ran by a daemon (I am sending this date to a server) it returns Oct 29 14:55. But some other times (before last reboot ...
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date modifiers explained

Again, I found some interesting I don't understand in an info page, in info dateto be precisely: An optional modifier can follow the optional flag and width specification. The modifiers are: ...
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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content: LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, ...
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Can I change the output format of the “last” command to display the year?

I'm trying to find a way to report on the most recent login for all users on my Solaris 10 server. I'm starting with the output of the last command. Using that command, I get output like this: ...
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Are the outputs of /proc/meminfo, /proc/cpuinfo etc always in English?

I am writing code that relies on the output of /proc/meminfo, /proc/cpuinfo etc. Are the file contents always in English? For example, will MemTotal in /proc/meminfo always be MemTotal in all locales? ...
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Accent error on OpenWrt 12.09?

[user@localhost ~] ssh -x -a root@192.168.1.1 BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-03-14 11:28:31 UTC) built-in shell (ash) ----------------------------------------------------- ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (12.09, r36088) ...
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'ls -l' file timestamp format

When I issue the command: ls -l The file/directory modification timestamp column (specifically the month part) is displayed in the native language of the country I'm based in instead of English. ...
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How to set and read time w/o language barrier in linux?

Currently when you run the command date the output is Wed Sep 18 07:23:28 EDT 2013 and if you want to change the date you'd have to run date -s "18 SEP 2013 07:15:00" if you try to change ...
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ArchLinux how to setup English Language with german keyboardlayout

Can anyone explain me how to setup up ArchLinux to be completely in English except for the KeyboardLayout? (it should be de-latin1-nodeadkeys)
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Running `build-locale-archive` causes my ssh session to terminate

I had previously asked the question, How do I reduce the size of locale-archive?, and got a great answer to my question, but when I execute build-locale-archive I get disconnected from my RHEL6 host. ...
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How do I reduce the size of locale-archive?

I have a need to reduce the size of the locale-archive file on some of my RHEL6 systems. Here is that file on my system: [root@-dev-007 locale]# ls -l total 96800 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 99158704 ...
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How do I add other language in a Debian system?

I want to add another language in Debian. I have done dpkg-reconfigure locales locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX ru_RU.utf8 but I don't have any result. root@ai:/home/volkov# locale ...
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What are the implications of setting LC_ALL on Solaris

To support an application we just installed, I've been asked to add this command to the /etc/profile file on our Solaris 10 UNIX server: LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8; export LC_ALL The effect of this changes ...
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What does “LC_ALL=C” do?

What does the C value for LC_ALL do in Unix-like systems? I know that it forces the same locale for all aspects but what does C do?
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How can I examine the contents of /etc/localtime?

What command(s) can I use to examine the contents of the locale files, such as /etc/locale or the files under /usr/share/zoneinfo/*?
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Non-ASCII characters handled incorrectly on command line

I have a problem with non-ASCII characters in the Terminal on Mac. If I write: echo ÆØÅ Then press Enter, Arrow Up, Arrow Left, so the cursor is between the Ø and the Å, then write X, then the Å is ...
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Set a different input method for each app window

Is there a way in KDE to set a different input method for each app window? For example, for coding I use one input method (english), but at the same time I chat in Skype window using my native ...
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How to convert UTF-8 txt files to all uppercase in bash?

I have some UTF-8 .txt files which I would like to convert to all uppercase. If it was just ASCII, I could use: tr [:lower:] [:upper:] But since I'm working with diacritics and stuff, it doesn't ...
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Wrong language setting in Arch KDE

I've installed KDE on Arch Linux, everything is ok, except the language, infact after that I've installed italian language and setted that as preferred, the texts of tabs, settings and so on is mixed ...
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Correct diacritics in a mysql dump on CentOS

On my CentOS server, I have got a dump file of a mysql table which contains special czech characters in it (e.g. á, é, č, ž). When I view the file using cat, the special characters are broken (e.g. ĂĄ ...
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Characters not defined into iso14651_t1_pinyin are not sorted properly

when I try to sort characters not defined in iso14651_t1_pinyin, no sort happens, they are simply left in place. I would expect to see them sorted according to their codepoint. Is there a way I can ...
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locales: modify default time format

I need to change the default time format on my Debian Wheezy system. I am following this howto. I have modified the corresponding lines in /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US d_t_fmt ...
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Linux Mint 14 system language turns into chinese. How can I switch back to English?

Today for testing purpose I installed KDE alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint 14. Unfortunately, after that my system language switch to Chinese!!! All the menus and notification is in Chinese now!! How ...