[Ubuntu-ch] Page and date format in US-installation
simon.schneebeli at okko.org
Thu Jan 7 14:07:39 GMT 2010
It looks that this mostly did the trick. I've added LC_MEASUREMENTS, but
somehow Openoffice seams to still prefer inches...
Anyway, that's not that important.
Thanks a lot.
Wolf Geldmacher wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> The following might help you:
> - You can set a default paper format in /etc/papersize, see "man 5
> papersize". This
> should take care of all programs that do printing.
> - You can set system wide default values for the time and paper format
> by setting
> in /etc/default/locale, leaving LANG="en_US" in the same file - see
> "man locale".
> The specific settings should override the generic setting in the same
> Your mileage may vary, though, as not all programs handle these settings
> On Thu, 7 Jan 2010, Simon Schneebeli wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have just updated my computer from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 (actually did a
>> clean install and then copied my files back on my computer).
>> One thing that I have never managed to configure properly is the
>> standard page and date format. Since my installation is in US-en, page
>> format is always Letter, and the date is MM/DD/YYYY instead of
>> I just wondered whether there is any "switch" to easily change this once
>> and for all and for all programmes without affecting the language
>> Thanks for any help.
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