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Re: multilingual setup ...

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 01:34:13PM +0100, Albretch Mueller wrote:
>  I have searched for a solution to a problem which apparently many
> people have, but all I find are problems while tryng to do it. I think
> there should be a straight forward way to do that:
>  Most of us are multilingual. I want to set up different users with
> different languages as default and then when I su into a shell as a
> particular user and start, say, libreofice, firefox and Eclipse as a
> certain user that would automatically change all Settings
>  How do you do this?

In this case, by setting the appropriate LANG (and/or LC_*, for
finer-grained control) variables in whatever shell init code of
said users (~/.profile, ~/.login -- if it's a login shell, but
if you "su" it's probably not), younameit).

I don't know whether there is a more centralized solution (e.g.
having some parsable field in /etc/passwd's GECOS which is
honored by a generic profile, or some LDAP entry or...), but
you'd envision that for reams of users, I guess.

-- t

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