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Re: Locale?

Thanks a bunch, Emma. That seems to have done the trick.

Jeff Elkins

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)

Installing locales
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.

	locale -a
	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
	install locales.
	apt-get install locales

	Once you've installed locales you'll need to configure them.

		dpkg-reconfigure locales

		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:
		Generating locales...
		en_CA.ISO-8859-1... done
    		en_US.UTF-8... done
      		fr_CA.ISO-8859-1... done
     		Generation complete.

		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
	EACH language.


emma :)

Emma Jane Hogbin
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