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