Re: multilingual setup ...
On 2020-02-26, <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 suppose for libreoffice and Firefox you would need to install the
appropriate language packages at least as well
libreoffice-l10n-ast - office productivity suite -- Asturian language package
firefox-esr-l10n-ast - Asturian language package for Firefox ESR
> 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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