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#1 2021-09-29 20:45:38

Élisabeth
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How to change locale for user ?

During the installation process, I installed two locales:
en_GB.UTF-8 (default)
fr_FR.UTF-8

I'd like to make French the default for my user account.

How do I do this?

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#2 2021-09-30 06:59:36

steve_v
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Re: How to change locale for user ?

As far as the terminal and such goes, set and export the LANG (and/or other related vars, see man 7 environ and man 7 locale) environment variable somewhere in your profile or shell rc files, same as on Debian.
I don't know what DE or other graphical stuff you're running, so I can't really comment on that.

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#3 2021-09-30 08:59:20

Camtaf
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Re: How to change locale for user ?

I think, on XFCE, it is,

Settings > Keyboard > Layout

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#4 2021-09-30 09:01:34

Élisabeth
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Re: How to change locale for user ?

steve_v wrote:

I don't know what DE or other graphical stuff you're running, so I can't really comment on that.

At the moment just the basic installation.

I thought application pick it up from the locale setting.

What happens to folder names such as Download, etc. ?

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#5 2021-09-30 12:25:14

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Re: How to change locale for user ?

~/.xsessionrc can be used to source ~/.profile and ensure a consistent environment for all graphical desktops. See https://wiki.debian.org/Xsession#User_configuration for more on this.

The only potential problem is that Devuan's stock ~/.profile is not idempotent in respect of the user's PATH. See https://github.com/Head-on-a-Stick/shar … rofile#L30 for a version that can be sourced repeatedly without bloating PATH.


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#6 2021-09-30 12:42:39

Élisabeth
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Re: How to change locale for user ?

Camtaf wrote:

I think, on XFCE, it is,

Settings > Keyboard > Layout

That's for the keyboard layout, which worked out of the box since installation.

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