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Re: multilingual setup ...

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 03:45:24PM +0100, Albretch Mueller wrote:
> > Is there any chance that this is an X-Y problem?
>  If you are referring to:
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_problem
>  I wonder if your own question/mind is. What could possibly be X-Y
> about a multi-lingual set up?

Let's go back to the original message,
<https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2020/02/msg00944.html>.  It says:

   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

Note the key phrase "when I su into a shell".

That is VERY different from "I want each user to have a different locale
when they login".

Hence, the X-Y problem.

As you may recall, I answered the question that was ASKED, diving into
the gory details of how su works, how shells work, etc.

But if you do NOT actually want "when I su into a shell" to be part
of the problem, then the answer is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.

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