• Switching language on Xfce

    I would like to switch the language to Esperanto. I have altered my .bashrc and my ~/.config/locale.conf to include export LANG=eo.utf8, and my .dmrc file to include Language=eo.utf8 and while bash has changed to Esperanto, I am so far unable to get the changes to reflect on Xfce.

    It’s reflected when I switch to KDE, but I want to use Xfce.

  • You will need to regenerate locales:

    uncomment the one you want to add inside: /etc/locale.gen

    sudo nano /etc/locale.gen


    #eo UTF-8

    needs to look so:

    eo UTF-8

    then regenerate locales:

    sudo locale-gen

    after logout/reboot it should be aviable

  • I was feeling sure that I had already done all of that, but I just did it again to be sure. Xfce is still in English. And below is the output of the locale command:

    [[email protected] ~]$ locale

    Is there anything else I could be missing here?

  • as far as i know xfce itself has no lang-switcher…

    But try this:

    sudo localectl set-locale LANG="eo.utf8"

  • This is the output of localectl. As I suspected, it’s already set. Bash is already in Esperanto.

    [[email protected] ~]$ localectl
       System Locale: LANG=eo.utf8
           VC Keymap: dvorak
          X11 Layout: us
         X11 Variant: dvorak

    So I don’t believe that step would change anything. I’ll try posting to the Xfce forums too.

  • @luna4prez said in Switching language on Xfce:

    X11 Layout: us

    May try to change lightdm greeter to lightdm-gtk-greeter so you can change language on the run?

    sudo pacman -S lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
    sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf


    Save with [Ctrl+X]
    reboot, and change language before login to xfce…

  • I figured it out!
    I had been using lightdm-gtk-greeter all this time, but had no language picker option. I followed a somewhat-related troubleshooting thingy on the Arch Wiki and got not only the missing language switcher but also the missing power button.

    For future people, here is what I did exactly:

    sudo vim /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf

    (or the text editor of your choice, I use vim but the mod here seems to recommend nano)
    I then added the following line to the end:

    indicators = ~host;~spacer;~clock;~spacer;~language;~session;~a11y;~power

    After rebooting and switching the language picker to eo.utf8, my system is now properly in Esperanto.
    Dankon por via helpo, joekamprad!

  • Ĝi estis plezuro al mi 🌻

  • @luna4prez said in Switching language on Xfce:

    the mod here seems to recommend nano

    Only because of its ease!

    vim is imho still the standard!

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