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Re: generating locales


On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 03:36:52PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to get the Australian date format (DD/MM/YYYY), instead of
> the US format (MM/DD/YYYY) to work with Gnumeric (I assume it is
> supported?).
> I would assume that this is related to locales(?). Here is what I have
> tried:
> 1. edit /etc/locale.gen, and uncomment entries for en_AU and en_GB (I
> am from Australia, but last I checked, most programs seemed to have
> better support for en_GB in use of English language).
> 2. recompile locales, using instructions from top of /etc/locale.gen:
> pluto:~# locale-gen
> su: locale-gen: command not found
> pluto:~# dpkg -S locale-gen
> dpkg: *locale-gen* not found.
> pluto:~# dpkg -L locales  
> /usr/lib/locale
> /etc/locale.alias
> /etc/locale.gen
> where can I find this command?

logrus:~# dpkg -S locale-gen
locales: /usr/share/man/man8/locale-gen.8
locales: /usr/sbin/locale-gen

Make sure you have that package (locales)

(I have sid BTW )

Hope that helps.

> 3. somehow get gdm to set LANG to en_AU or en_GB (instead of C)
> on login. How do I do this?

Sorry... Don't have gdm installed, nor did I reallu use it.

U mean for your session?
Or for gdm itself?

AFAIK, GDM has a "language" menu, where u can select locale.
Maybe you have to enable it in config files.

Sorry I can't be of more help on this one.

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