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Bug#361830: kde-core: No way to specify complex locale settings before KDE starts

Package: kde-core
Version: 5:45
Followup-For: Bug #361830


I don't think there's a way to set individual locale variables before KDE starts.

On my system, KDE is started by GDM via the regular 'kdestart' script. It doesn't read any dot-files such as dot.profile, dot.bash_profile, 
dot.bashrc. Although I can specify one variable (LANG, I suppose) in GDM itself, I prefer to have a more complex locale configuration.

Gnome runs dot.gnomerc in the user's $HOME, where locales can be set. It would be handy if there was a way to get KDE to read either 
the user's dot-files or source a dedicated script like Gnome does.

Thanks in advance,


PS: FWIW, my settings are nl_BE with LC_MESSAGES set to en_GB and date set to en_DK.ISO-8859-1 to get ISO-8601 dates (YYYY-MM-DD). 
Currently, it's not possible to set LC_TIME to en_DK from within KDE, nor would there be a reason to if the dot-files are read in 
somewhere along the KDE starting process.

PPS: Come to think of it, perhaps this should be discussed with login manager maintainers...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.ISO-8859-15@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages kde-core depends on:
ii  arts                          1.5.2-1    sound system from the official KDE
ii  fontconfig                    2.3.2-5.1  generic font configuration library
ii  kdebase                       4:3.5.2-1  base components from the official 
ii  kdelibs                       4:3.5.2-2  core libraries from the official K

kde-core recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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