LANG variable and language switching

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu May 31 14:59:38 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 07:31:35AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 05/31/2007 05:13 AM, Milos Prudek wrote:
> >> I think if you add the line:
> >>
> >> LANG=cs_CZ.utf8
> >>
> >> in /etc/rc.conf and reboot, then it should work. (i'm not sure if ubuntu
> > 
> > Such file does not exist in Ubuntu. 
> Ummm.... why yes it does.

/etc/rc.conf doesn't.  /etc/rc.local does.

> And if it doesn't on your system the file
> simply contains:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> #!/bin/sh -e
> #
> # rc.local

> >Even if it did, it would change the
> > language system-wide, for all users. That's not my purpose. I want to change 
> > the language for a single user.

I don't use Kubuntu myself.  With regular Ubuntu, when you choose the
language in the login manager, it sets $LANG appropriatelly.  You can
also set environment variables for your whole GNOME session in

Marius Gedminas
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