change default language (localization)

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jul 29 08:47:35 UTC 2008

Anders Karlsson wrote:
> * 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.

That's good that you're doing that.  I just realized that was the second 
half of his question and I just was about to check it out since I realized I 
didn't know how to do it in F9. :-(  I tend to enable all languages at install.

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