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Choosing correct locale

Postby infestor » 2017-05-01 15:58

i would like to use debian in english (us) and i live in turkey (so currency, date etc. i would like them to be in turkish formats).
before i start my debian installation...which locale should i choose?

PS: right now the installer tells me that there is no locale for according to my language and country selection, so it suggest en_US.UTF-8.
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Re: Choosing correct locale

Postby phenest » 2017-05-01 16:15

If you install Gnome, that's perfectly possible. You can select language, formats and keyboard layouts independently.
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Re: Choosing correct locale

Postby peter_irich » 2017-05-01 16:19

You can choose English locale and after installation set the desired settings in /etc/default/locale.
For example, LANG will be en_US.UTF-8 and set in turkey what you need only.
man -a locale
man localdef

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Re: Choosing correct locale

Postby ruffwoof » 2017-05-02 01:50

I use

dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
dpkg-reconfigure locales
dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and if ntp (time server) is installed it all works as expected.

With one of them you have to deselect the existing choice(s) using the scroll down ... and use the space bar to select the alternative ... i.e. old DOS like textual selection interface. There are commands to restart things ... but I tend to just shutdown/reboot into the new settings.

In LXDE there is a Keyboard Layout Handler panel item that can be added to the panel where you can add different countries to that, and a simple click on the panel icon switches through the set selections one by one.
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