@karasu I should maybe first repeat that I installed the testing release from about a week ago. Maybe that explains some differences…
What happens if you select ‘Langue’ ? In my VM I see this:
I see only French, Dutch and US English. The three languages that where enabled after
sudo locale-genfrom step 3 in your earlier reply. Not any of the other languages…
Have you tried to select a different language? (like English, for instance) What happens? Oh, you could try to select Dutch again, just in case.
Like I said, I can switch between the three available languages and I’ll be asked to restart. But after confirming that, the language always stays French while the language setting displays the selected language correctly.
Are there any language packs to be installed maybe?
@karasu thans for the detailed steps :)
locale -agives me:
I uncommented the dutch entry but left the french one uncommented too because I do want it to be available on the system, just not the default language…
sudo locale-gengave me:
but locale.conf still only contains
there’re no .config/locale.conf files on any user accounts.
LC_… (long list, all the same)
I rebooted, but still the same.
Then I went to the System config panel > Languages and noticed that now I could select english or dutch as new language. I did this and was asked to reboot. Did that.
However, even though the Languages gui now sais language (and format) is set to Dutch, the desktop and all dialog is still in French.
localeagain results in the same list (with all fr_FR.UTF8) as before…
I’m very confused about all this contradiction.
I believe then that this could be of help.
Sadly no… I manually edited /etc/locale.conf and also tried
localectl set-locale ...(which does indeed change the system locale.conf file again) but every time (even after a reboot)
locale-genkeeps creating the wrong locale. Very weird.
Continuing from my previous post (I fired up the the Live GNOME session), i checked under Settings -> Region & Language and the first option was the language of the system and the second (below) option was the system formats. Unfortunately I couldn’t check the system’s behavior after an installation. Hopefully it will help you (though I don’t believe I was of much help).
Yes, the settings are there. But no way to change them on my system :(
Hi Noctem, thanks for the suggestions :) yes the keyboard layout can be changed even though it’s a hidden option: after hitting the + button, I had to drag the window border to increase viewport size which reveals the “Other” select option. This in turn reveals all possible keyboard layouts which can then be added. After that, deleting the incorrect layout is possible.
This is not the case for “Language” or “Formats” however. There is only only option there whatever I do…
After installing the testing release, I found that the language was different from the one I selected at the start of the installation dialog. The language had become the (default) language of the selected location instead. In my case: I prefer the Dutch language but I’m living in France. Selecting Dutch during install does not ‘stick’ if I then choose to set my location to France.
Same goes for the input source. My keyboard was set to US international (QWERTY) during installation but after installation, it was suddenly French (AZERTY) which – if you’re not aware of it – will prevent login in due to a wrong password.
I wonder what would happen if I had lived in Switserland where there are three languages possible ;)
Anyway, how to change the language to Dutch now? If I go to the Gnome setting panel and choose “Pays & langue”, I can only select French. There are no other languages available. How to install them?