Locale using system-config-language

Ian Chapman packages at amiga-hardware.com
Sun Jun 17 20:45:11 UTC 2007

Tim wrote:
> I don't recall finding a way to do that.  However, the languages choice
> on the GDM greeter screen (where you first login) lets you pick your
> locale.  And does so, whether or not there's a specific language pack
> installed for it.  e.g. You can set en-AU, and get it, even if there's
> no Australian-specific English language pack on the box.

Thanks for that tip Tim, that does work well for me but of course that 
doesn't work when logging in on a VT. Curiously, if I edit 
/etc/sysconfig/i18n which currently contains:


and change SUPPORTED to:


then system-config-language lets me choose English (UK) and updates LANG 
to en_GB.UTF-8. Seems strange to me that in order to use a graphical 
tool you have to use the command line and 'hack' the config first.

> I agree, and it's an old complaint that it was difficult to add such
> things post-install.  You're also out of luck if there isn't a package
> for the locale that you want.

Thanks Tim. It doesn't surprise me, I've generally found the vendor GUI 
tools in RH/Fedora to be one of its weak points.

Ian Chapman.

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