Nice multilingual environment with Debian menu
We all know how to set up localized environment through shell
environment variables. There is even helper packages language-env.
(Or KDE etc can be started with locale set by kdm.)
But I never liked them since I get locked into a single locale.
So how can we elegantly set multilingual environment in X window
environment with direct access to the different language environments.
My wishlists are:
* UTF-8 console with English locale
* UTF-8 console with Japanese locale
* en_US.ISO-8859-1 console
* fr_FR.ISO-8859-1 console
* de_DE.ISO-8859-1 console
* mozilla at the top of initial menu selection
It may have been known for many but I just found that the customized
Debian menu is the most elegant way to do this :-)
(I used to have shell start-up script asking locale.)
Long answer is here:
Key tricks used are:
1. creating customized menu entry by adding files in /etc/menu,
2. command are executed under "sh -c" to enable new environment,
3. menu entry such as "/" " ..." to get to the nicer location.
PS: per user based ~/.menu entry never worked for me.