Change locale globally (f20)?

Michael Hannon jmhannon.ucdavis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 25 23:51:04 UTC 2013


Greetings.  I evidently did not pay enough attention when I recently
installed Fedora 20 on my desktop system, as my system appears to be set
for the GB locale.  E.g.,

$ env | grep LANG
LANG=en_GB.utf8
GDM_LANG=en_GB.utf8

Likewise, the following:

$ cd /etc
$ find . -type f -exec grep "GB" {} /dev/null \;

gets a gazillion hits.

This leads to some undesirable behaviour/behavior.  My spell checker
(hunspell) was using British spellings, for instance.

I've mitigated the problem by adding:

LANG="en_US.utf8"
export LANG

to my .bash_profile, but I wonder if there's some way to change the setting
globally, i.e., from GB... to US...   Any thoughts?  Thanks.

--Mike
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