GNOME: changing LC_MESSAGES only

Marius Gedminas marius at
Wed Sep 28 21:15:07 UTC 2005

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 10:10:51PM +0200, Shot - Piotr Szotkowski wrote:
> I'm trying to have one locale (pl_PL.UTF-8) as the default for
> everything except for LC_MESSAGES (I'd rather have it at en_GB.UTF-8).
> Any hints how to set LC_MESSAGES for GNOME (X?) to
> a different value than the rest of the LC_* settings?

Create a file called .gnomerc in your home directory, and place

  export LC_MESSAGES

in it.

I have just tested it, and it works: I get English user interface, while
LC_CTYPE/LC_COLLATE/etc are lt_LT.UTF-8 (which is what I chose in gdm).

Marius Gedminas
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  In seventeen syllables
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