Re: step by step HOWTO switch debian installation into utf-8
>>>>> "Drew" == Drew Parsons <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Preparing correct locale: Pick a locale you would use. I
>> decided to use en_GB, you may use something else, the important
>> part is the UTF-8 encoding. 1) generate the locale: #
>> localedef -v -c -i en_GB -f UTF-8 /usr/lib/locale/en_GB.UTF-8
Drew> Isn't the "correct" approach to define en_AU UTF-8 in
Drew> /etc/locale.gen, and run locale-gen?
I am not sure if this is what you meant, but my understanding is that
there is far greater support for the _GB locale, rather then the _AU
 [scrooge:bam] ~ >du /usr/share/locale/en_GB
 [scrooge:bam] ~ >du /usr/share/locale/en_AU
ideally, if the message is not found in _AU, it should fall back onto
_GB, but I am not sure this is possible.
Experimentation shows that using en_AU often uses the US spelling of
words, where en_GB doesn't.
Drew> mutt is cool that way! No I can see your accents properly
Drew> :) And some chinese characters too sometimes! I just hope
Drew> ncurses gets released soon with proper utf-8 support!
How do you get gdm to log you in using a nonstandard locale? I can
- select a list of different languages, but not different versions of English
- in the configuration screen see a list of "default" locales, and
select en_UK, but en_UK is not a valid locale. I believe it should be
- in the configuration screen manually type "en_GB", but this doesn't
seem to do anything.
Brian May <email@example.com>