change default language (localization)

Anders Karlsson anders at
Tue Jul 29 08:35:01 UTC 2008

* Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at> [20080729 09:52]:
> David Hláčik wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> i have installed Fedora 9 with default english language. Now i want to  
>> switch to "Czech Language".
>> How can i do that :
> To have Czech as the default language you can simply edit  
> /etc/sysconfig/i18n to change it to cs_CZ.UTF-8.  The GUI for both KDE 
> and GNOME would be then switched after a reboot.  Is that what you are 
> after?

He also wants the language packages required for
this. system-config-language appears to provide a facility to do this
(i.e. it tells me it's talking to yum to download the right packages)
but I've not yet been able to verify it does the right thing.

I'm still testing to see if this is the way to go.


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