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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I've added a new keyboard layout but the letters are still in English [on hold]

I've added Japanese keyboard layout. However, when switch to it, it still types in English. Why is that? How can I type in Japanese characters, what should I install and how exactly?
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Debian Jessie with Xfce: cannot change locale (LANG) after installing new locale

I am running Debian Jessie with xfce. I used to have the system in English (en_US.utf8 as LANG since I installed debian only with English). Lately, I installed new locales and even if I made sure I ...
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How to temporarily change locale for sudo?

To change the locale of the current user like export LANG=en_US.UTF-8. But this environment variable doesn't affect the root user. When I use sudo the display language remains default. How can I ...
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Updated my arch linux server and now I get tmux: need UTF-8 locale (LC_CTYPE) but have ANSI_X3.4-1968

I recently updated my Arch Linux server and during that process tmux got updated. I was using tmux while the upgrade was going on and used it afterwards, but all during the same SSH session. Now, ...
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Can't set locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct!

UPDATE I found the problem. I need to relog after setting the language variables. But what I'm wondering is: How would I relog inside a vagrant script? Is this even possible? Introduction I've read ...
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No support for locale: en_US.utf8

I am on Linux Mint 17.3. I saw this in the syslog. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.3) ... Apr 9 12:01:47 vb-nb-mint updates: update-initramfs: Generating ...
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Special characters are not recognized even with UTF-8 in KDE

So, I have Manjaro KDE pre 16 and I have some character encoding issues. Characters like ã á and such are not recognised and are represented by the ? sign. And all programs seem to use this encoding ...
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GNOME Terminal extended ascii support

I've got this file: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f __________________________________ 20 | ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / | 30 |0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? | 40 |@ A B C D E F ...
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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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Which configuration files override /etc/default/locale?

For some strange reason, I find my I have several LC_ locale variables set to a value I don't recognize having chosen (en_ZA.UTF-8). So, I want to set it differently - permanently, from the ...
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Why is there no “Euro English” locale?

I used to use the somewhat whimsical en_DK.UTF-8 locale when installing a new system because that would produce (roughly) the locale results I wanted, even though I am not in Denmark. Measurements ...
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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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Language and font problems in Linux Mint

I'm a Dutchman living in Hungary. I use a Dell Inspiron I7, 5000 series laptop with a Hungarian keyboard and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit. My Mint-system language is Dutch, language setting "Hungarian ...
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How to change the date format in the LXDM login/greeting screen (LXDE)

I found a number of resources to change the system (Archlinux 2016-03-01) date format, amongst others one to create a new format from an existing locale file. I then modifed /etc/environment and ...
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Man page quotation characters [duplicate]

I've just been looking through a few man pages for a few different commands including grep and ifconfig. I've noticed over a few pages, the content uses a strange syntax to notate what i think are ...
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Problem of Can't set locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct!

When I always try to install new package I get this message: Can't set locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct! perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your ...
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How to change Firefox language?

I have a Scientific Linux on my notebook (installed with German language). I installed Firefox with a simple "yum install firefox". But I need Firefox with Hungarian language. How can I configure ...
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setxkbmap -option lv3:ralt_switch_multikey doesn't work with many layouts

My current xkb setup is as follows: $ setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc104 layout: us,cz(qwerty) options: lv3:ralt_switch_multikey,grp:lalt_lshift_toggle When in the us ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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Setting the LANG environment variable for xfce

I am on a multi user Debian Stretch system which has en_US.UTF-8 as default locale, but I want de_DE.UTF-8 for my user. I was able to set it for terminals, by adding export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 to ...
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change locale in script

I made an script that do some math, using bc and printf. It worked well under cygwin which locale is en_US.UTF-8, but when I run it under linux, which locale is en_ES.UTF-8, it fails because it uses ...
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Is there a way to change the language of a running program?

I'm trying to change the language of a running program, for example firefox, from the command line. I'm not looking for application specific commands, but for something like: :~$ chglocale $(pidof ...
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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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Can custom locale spec live under ~/?

I understand that one can put custom locale specs under a system-wide directory (e.g. /usr/share/i18n/locales), but is there a way to configure one's locale to use a spec that lives under ~/? ...
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unixODBC 2.3.0 “_S_create_c_locale name not valid” error

I am attempting to setup HANA Smart Data Access on an SLES 11 sp3 environment. For HANA to communicate with external data sources unixODBC 2.3.0 is used along with Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL ...
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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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Can't set the locale (man-db.cron)

Everyday I am receiving an email with the following content /etc/cron.daily/man-db.cron: mandb: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct When I check the results of of ...
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Unexpected sort order in en_US.UTF-8 locale

While trying to answer this question about SQL sorting, I noticed a sort order I did not expect: $ export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 $ echo "T-700A Grouped" > sort.txt $ echo "T-700 AGrouped" >> ...
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How to get this collation in sort?

I need to set up command sort, so it is sorting lines into this order: Akira Kurosawa Al Ernest Garcia Alain Sarde Alan Ladd, Jr. Albert S. Ruddy Alberto Grimaldi Alfred Hitchcock Amanda Plummer ...
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Changing local from en_US.utf8 to en_US in RHEL 7

I'm installing "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (Linux version 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-034.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-9) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Oct 29 ...
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Effect of $LANG on terminal

I'm trying to learn how the $LANG variable behaves with gnome-terminal (and its character encoding preference option). I've been using iso8859-1 (latin1) as my main character-set and all my filenames ...
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setuid.today date format changed after FreeBSD 10.2 update

My setuid.today has a different date format than setuid.yesterday: setuid.today (German localization?) 3 Dez setuid.yesterday Dec 3 I'm getting emails with the diff reports every day. I guess ...
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Fonts Not showing Up - Debian 8

Just moved from windows and installed Debian 8, got chrome running When i visited google.co.in the various languages are showing as boxes. Tried dkpg-locale reconfigure noting worked , PS: I am ...
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Linux speak english,hpux italian,why?

I want my system speak italian as possible on hpux,using bash i see help eval eval: eval [arg ...] Esegue argomenti come un comando di shell. Combina gli ARGOMENTI dentro una singola ...
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Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?

I'm using Arch Linux, and I've followed the directions on the wiki about setting my locale. Nearly every program that runs complains about the locale - even locale. It looks like this: % locale ...
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How to change locale environment variable?

I have generated en_US.utf8, et_EE.iso88591 and ru_RU.utf8 localisation files. Now if I try to change any of the locale variables to a ru_RU.utf8 or en_US.utf8, then this does not have any effect: # ...
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Can't generate en_US.UTF-8 Locale

I've been trying to set my locale to en_US.UTF-8 without any success. Based off of other answers around the internet, I should first generate the locale with sudo locale-gen en_US.UTF-8 And then ...
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Why don't locale variables show up in the output of env or printenv?

The locale command prints a list of environmental variables containing info related to the users locale: $locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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I broke build-locale-archive how do I rebuild it?

I used the top answer here How do I reduce the size of locale-archive? because I wanted to free up a little space. Now my web server is down and I can't get build-locale-archive working. First error ...
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alphabetical expansion order for *

When I'm using a POSIX compliant shell (es: dash, bash, zsh, ...) can I be sure that * will always expand in alphabetical order (dictated by LC_COLLATE)? example: $ echo 1 > file_a $ echo 2 > ...
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nix package manager: perl warning: Setting locale failed

Whenever I run a command for the nix package manager (e.g. nix-channel --update) I get the following warning: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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Non-English letters in html2text?

I'm making a script which uses html2text, however, it can't handle non-English letters. I'd like to use letters such as á, é í, ó ú, æ, ø, ö, ä, ð, þ. It just shows questions marks instead of the ...
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Why are file names surrounded with “â” sign?

After adding alias rm='rm -i' to my ~/.bashrc file (because, when I removed a file, it wasn't asking for confirmation), file names are surrounded with "â" signs as in the example below: rm: cannot ...
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What is wrong with URI handling on Linux Mint?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE. I face very strange problem on my Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE. When I open files, that are located in paths with non-latin names (for example /home/yanpas/Загрузки) I see ...
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How to set English as a default language in Debian?

How can I set English as a default language in Debian ? I've installed Debian in a different language. $ sudo update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US update-locale: Error: invalid locale ...
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Language in netstat output

I have a program here, that depends on the output of netstat. More concrete: netstat -apn. Here is an example of a normal output. Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address ...
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Strange default sort behaviour

I have some trouble to understand what is happening here: [guido@localhost 9]$ ls -1 Star\ Wars\ Episode\ * Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones.avi Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.avi ...
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making a new locale file for Linux, and getting it accepted as a standard

I am wanting to set up a new locale for "Indonesian English" (en_ID) for Linux systems. While English is not widely spoken in Indonesia, it is still used widely in business and the professions. I ...