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Month: September 2018

Re: [trinity-users] change TDE language setting instantly + P.P.S.

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:59:39 -0700

On Tuesday 11 September 2018 15:34:10 Stefan Krusche wrote:
> Hello William,
> thanks for your reply.
> Am Dienstag, 11. September 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > This might help, if pertinent to your question: Have you tried
> > localepurge? You can choose more precise language settings, and discard
> > others that don't apply. (I count 15 choices under "de" for German, for
> > example, 35 under "en" for English.) Most users will only want one or two
> > items, such as "en" and "en-us-utf8".
> >
> > I assume that localepurge would also affect TDE, even though it is not
> > TDE-specific software. Install that package, then run sudo
> > dpkg-reconfigure localepurge, and you will get a list of locales.
> No, my question wasn't about purging language files I don't use. That's
> about saving disk space automatically at installation. FIW, quite a while
> ago I checked out localpurge to purge the many TDE language files I never
> need, but you would have to configure the paths of those manually etc.
> which I didn't try.
> > Otherwise, I would say TCC, etc., as you have already tried.
> Yep.
If I understand what you want, then you are on the right track with TCC / 
Regional & Accessibility / Country/Region & language, but maybe you didn't 
pursue it far enough. 

Go to / locale (following the sequence above in TCC). Add whatever languages 
you want to have available, then you should be able to switch languages by 
right-clicking on the country flag in your taskbar at bottom. 

However, I did just try this, and no countries or languages were available 
except US English ... but I think this is perhaps I have disabled other 
choices in localepurge. I used to enable Greek, for example, because I was 
setting some text for a translation; but this was back in the old KDE3. 

I don't know if there is a way to do this by command-line, but, yes, that 
would be very useful. In the meanwhile, if all you want is to make it useful 
for yourself, then I think that you will find your solution in these places. 

Also look under TCC / Regional & Accessibility / Country / keyboard layout, 


> > Does this concern the problem from an earlier thread, about logging in
> > using non-English characters (e.g., an umlaut), or is it a separate
> > issue?
> I dunno. Which thread?
> Kind regards,
> Stefan

P.S. regarding login with umlaut: 

The heading and date of that thread: 

Re: [trinity-users] Login into accounts with german umlaut
 Date: 2018-08-23 00:58
 From: Stefan Krusche <linux@...>

I don't know if it goes back earlier, but I see your name again. Just trying 
either to narrow down the problem, or to connect the dots (if they do 
connect) to that earlier thread.