Re: step by step HOWTO switch debian installation into utf-8
On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 11:12:25AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> 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
> 136 /usr/share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES
> 140 /usr/share/locale/en_GB
>  [scrooge:bam] ~ >du /usr/share/locale/en_AU
> 8 /usr/share/locale/en_AU/LC_MESSAGES
> 12 /usr/share/locale/en_AU
I didn't realise that! Actually, I hadn't really thought about it. I'm not
really bothered about the messages themselves (I figure if the author's
American then he has the right to write his messages in American). I just
set the locale to en_AU on principle ;)
> ideally, if the message is not found in _AU, it should fall back onto
> _GB, but I am not sure this is possible.
I think I read somewhere in the middle of this discussion that you can use
":" to make something like
which is supposed to define fallbacks.
> Experimentation shows that using en_AU often uses the US spelling of
> words, where en_GB doesn't.
Curious. I haven't noticed yet :) If it starts to become a bother I'll put
> How do you get gdm to log you in using a nonstandard locale?
That I do not know. I'm currently running from startx :)
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