Re: What are my locale settings, for non-terminal apps?
On 4 May 2010 01:20, Mark Allums <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 5/3/2010 4:39 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> I need to have separate locale settings for my terminal apps, so I
>> configure that in .bash_profile. I assume that my desktop environment
>> is using my locale settings from .profile but I'd like to confirm what
>> those settings are. How can I get the output of locale _not_ from a
>> terminal (which will source .bash_profile and thus be incorrect)?
> I think locale is the same for terminal and non-terminal apps, except you
> can set locale separately for each separate environment.
> echo $LC
> echo $LC_MESSAGES
> echo $LC_CTYPE
> echo $LC_COLLATE
> echo $LC_TIME
> echo $LC_MONETARY
> echo $LC_NUMERIC
> echo $LC_PAPER
> echo $LC_NAME
> echo $LC_ADDRESS
> echo $LC_TELEPHONE
> echo $LC_MEASUREMENT
> echo $LC_ALL
> (unset LC_ALL if you need different locales for different things)
> echo $LOCALE
> echo $LANG
> echo $GDM_LANG
> In C:
> #include <locale.h>
> #include <stdio.h>
> // not tested
> char *some_locale="C";
> if setlocale(LC_MESSAGES,some_locale)
> printf ("messages locale set to %s\n", some_locale);
> prinf ("setlocale failed\n");
> // .
> // .
> // .
> Off the top of my head...
Thanks, Mark. I'm going to give that a shot in Python, a language that
I'd like to learn anyway.