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Re: More support European users in Debian



fpolacco@icenet.fi (Fabrizio Polacco)  wrote on 19.01.97 in <32E14C4C.284CC0B1@icenet.fi>:

> Winfried Truemper wrote:
> >
> > My suggestion would be to try to derive most of the rest of the
> > country-specific configuration from the LANG-variable. So if we
> > set this variable very early in the setup process every setup-script
> > would be able to make at least good guesses (and ask the user about
> > them).
> > For the LANG-variable a place to affect every shell/programm would be
> > the holy "/etc/init.d/boot". Simple and effective.
> >
>
> Doesn't this mean that the LANG setting is shared by all users?

By all users that do not set the variable on their own.

> If so, I'll desagree.
> I know that 90% of the boxes will be used by only one person in only one
> language, but I would like to see the system allowing different users to
> use different languages settings, contemporary or not, from the console
> (means using the same keyboard) or logging from remote/serial
> connections.

So? If you want a different setting, set it - in your profile, or wherever  
you want to.

It's only an environment variable, after all.


MfG Kai


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