Thanks a bunch, Emma. That seems to have done the trick.
On Saturday 15 February 2003 5:26 am, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> How can I fix the default locale to be US?
I'm not sure if this is an ispell thing or a locale thing; however, this
is how I installed locales.
modified from: http://xtrinsic.com/geek/articles/language.phtml
(installation instructions for a search engine)
You need to make sure the right locale (think language pack) is
installed for each language you want to search. Here's a quick checklist
that will work on debian servers. With slight modifications you can use it
on other servers as well.
shows all installed locales. Check to see if your locale is
If you get an error message saying something to the effect of
"command not found" when you type locale -a you need to
apt-get install locales
Once you've installed locales you'll need to configure them.
select the locales you'd like to install
leave the default system environment as C unless you'd
like to really erk your sys admin....in which case change
it to some foreign language and watch the sparks fly. :)
when the program exits it should "Generate locales."
Mine looks like this:
when you get your prompt back confirm your locales were
properly built by typing: locale-gen
Check to see if the locale is installed with
locale -a. If it's not, repeat the steps above
and cross your fingers harder. You may also want to upgrade
your locales as a troubleshooting technique.
If you're running Woody + stable you should have no
problems. To finish installing on Sid you need to compile the locale
definitions file manually (for each locale). I used this:
localedef -v -c -i fr_CA -f UTF-8 /usr/lib/locale/fr_CA
(man localedef to see what all the options are)
NOW you should have the character maps. Repeat these steps for
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