Fedora-17 Irritations

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Mon Apr 23 17:26:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 16:22 +0100, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> On 23/04/12 15:19, Ed Greshko wrote:
> [cut]
> >
> > Of course the OP is only asking for one change to satisfy himself.
> > He isn't asking what you've suggested.  And, he hasn't suggested that
> > a bugzilla or RFE needs filing to change the current behavior.
> >
> > So, how about focusing on what he wants for himself?
> Thanks, Ed.
> >
> > I believe what he wants is a locale where LC_MESSAGES= gives a
> > variable that results in imperial measurements being defined.  If
> > that isn't what he wants/needs I would hope he would tell us.
> >
> > He was given 2 avenues which are thought to accomplish what he wants.
> > Personally, I prefer the $HOME/.i18n route.
> >
> > The one method he tried seemed not to work....but he didn't supply
> > more details as to why he thinks it didn't work.
> Sorry for not responding more quickly. :-)
> I'm time sharing between a wife in Intensive Care in the nearby 
> hospital, a needy dog that doesn't understand that her walker is away 
> and trying to make sense of Fedora and GNOME!
> I shall try the .i18n suggestion later today. In the absence of an 
> intelligent option for the system user, I don't accept that non-English 
> personnel should seek to impose an alien, simplistic numbering system on 
> such as myself. However I could stick with Ubuntu, despite Unity. :-)

To change the locale settings that are being discussed here in GNOME,
you can run gnome-control-center region formats (or navigate there
manually in the UI). 

Hope that helps, and hope your wife gets better soon!


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