[Ubuntu-ch] Page and date format in US-installation

Simon Schneebeli simon.schneebeli at okko.org
Thu Jan 7 14:07:39 GMT 2010


Hello Wolf,

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.

         Simon

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
>     LC_TIME="de_CH.UTF-8"
>   and
>       LC_PAPER="de_CH.UTF-8"
>   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 
> file.
> 
> Your mileage may vary, though, as not all programs handle these settings 
> correctly.
> 
> Cheers,
> Wolf
> 
> 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 
>> DD.MM.YYYY.
>>
>> I just wondered whether there is any "switch" to easily change this once
>> and for all and for all programmes without affecting the language 
>> settings.
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>>         Simon
>>
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