The "LANGUAGE" variable is supposed to set the default language and can be used to specify a set of languages, where the next language will be used if a message is not available in the first (previous) one.
For example (as from gettext example) with 'sv:de' variable's value programs will show messages in Swedish and if such text is not found then in German.
I want to use English language as my primary language and some other (let's say Russian language) as secondary:
export LANGUAGE=en:ru; blabla blabla: команда не найдена ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ **Russian error message used**
Ok. Let's try another order:
export LANGUAGE=ru:en; blabla blabla: команда не найдена ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ **Russian error message used again**
In the other words, it doesn't matter on which position English language was specified, it always has the lowest priority and a message will be shown at any other specified language if the message is defined for that language.
The question: how can I specify English language as primary and any other language as secondary? And what's going on with the LANGUAGE variable?
P.S. 'LC_MESSAGES' is set up to the English locale of course.