I'd advice using de_DE.UTF-8 as default.
> Am Tuesday, 3. February 2009 schrieb Xavier Brochard:
> > Christoph Burgmer wrote:
> > > Am Monday, 2. February 2009 schrieb Xavier Brochard:
> > >> I would try first to create a new user account to see what happen. If
> > >> everything works well, the problem is in you user account setup.
> > >
> > > I created a new user where the same problem exists. Then removed ~/.kde
> > > and ~/.kde4,
> > on a new user account you shouldn't have a .kde directory
> > (or I misunderstood what you said)
> I had kpowerdaemon (or something similarly called) still installed, which
> might have triggered the creation after login.
> > > purged and reinstalled kde-l10n-de and again (after some
> > > akonadi errors and knotify crashes) the same problem prevails. By
> > > default no language is set in the settings module under "personal ->
> > > country/region & language" (translated from German).
> > same here, default language setting from kde (generic english) but it
> > works in french without problem
> > > I'll attach the locales from this users settings.
> > it looks like a kde problem, but just in case (sorry if it's stupid):
> > What is the default locale on the system ?
> > (check the uncommented ones in /etc/locale.gen)
> > And did you try to install another desktop ?
> $ cat /etc/locale.gen | grep -v "#"
> de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
> de_DE ISO-8859-1
> de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
> en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
> en_HK.UTF-8 UTF-8
> en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
> ja_JP.UTF-8 UTF-8
> ko_KR.UTF-8 UTF-8
> zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8
> zh_HK.UTF-8 UTF-8
> zh_SG.UTF-8 UTF-8
> zh_TW.UTF-8 UTF-8
> reportbug reports the following settings:
> Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> I didn't try installing another desktop like gnome.
> But, now I just tried resetting my LC_MESSAGES (being default C)
> $ LC_MESSAGES=de_DE kwrite
> and this gives me a perfect German environment for kwrite.
> So I guess that would solve my problem.
> Now, am I being unreasonable asking for a consistent useage of languages,
> or is it a bug?