Change locale globally (f20)?

Michael Hannon jmhannon.ucdavis at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 20:33:20 UTC 2013


Great.  Thanks, Tom.

-- Mike


On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Michael Hannon
> <jmhannon.ucdavis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
>
> localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8
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