Re: kwin language setting?
- Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:59:46 +0300
- From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: kwin language setting?
On 26/06/2017 08:38 μμ, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
On Monday June 26 2017 19:29:00 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
Can't you just set the LANG environment variable globally? Like in
/etc/profile or whatever is suitable for your specific Linux distro?
Certainly not that globally, but I don't really want to do that even for my own session. Or rather, it's probably done anyway but I'm a bit weird in that I don't want translations for terminal commands.
Actually I'm doing something similar. I want English for everything,
except the date on desktop apps. For the terminal, I want en_US date format.
You can configure your desktop environment to use the format you want.
For KDE 5, this is configured in System Settings -> Regional Settings ->
Formats. Like this:
For login shells (meaning terminals, including virtual consoles), I
override the stuff (LANG and LC_* variables.) This is done in ~/.bashrc
(or whatever file is ONLY sourced for login shells on your system.) For
doing this for all users, you would use /etc/bash/bashrc (or perhaps put
a new file in /etc/bash/bashrc.d/).
In your case, you would set "Region" to what you want in the KDE
configuration. The "Detailed Settings" checkbox should be left
unchecked. Then, in your ~/.bashrc (or the global login shell config in
/etc), you would use:
That means applications will use your System Settings configuration,
Since you're using KDE4, you need to do this in your KDE4 System
Settings, not the KDE5 one, since the setting is applied by your Plasma
4 session. KDE5 applications should follow it regardless (as will Gtk
and Gnome applications.)