In IT, localization refers to the settings/configurations that are altered to make a product (usually software) appropriate for different locales. Language, timezones and the formatting of things like currency or dates are common examples of such settings.

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How do I resolve this locale issue?

I am working on setting up a Docker build that will allow me to connect to SQL Server from Linux. As far as I know that has almost nothing to do with this question, but it might, because I'm pretty ...
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Addressing built-in groups and local policies in Windows independently of localized names

Recently I saw an application failing to do certain check/manipulation with built-in groups/local policies on localized version of Windows Server 2012 R2 (French, German). In localized versions of ...
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How do I fix my locale settings on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my linode?

My Dropbox installation on my linode is failing with the error: ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8 When I run : locale I get the output: locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such ...
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How do I set locale when building an Ubuntu Docker image with Packer?

I'm using Packer to build a Docker image based on Ubuntu 14.04, i.e., in my Packer template I have: "builders": [{ "type": "docker", "image": "ubuntu", "commit": true }], and I build it ...
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What does this message 'locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory' mean?

Whenever I do an apt-upgrade on Ubuntu I get this message repeatedly. What do they mean and what needs to be done to remove them? locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or ...
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SSH locale wrong

I have a debian server with locales set to hu_HU.UTF-8, and if i log in trough console it works perfectly in hungarian. It also worked with ssh logins until i disabled PAM in the sshd config. Since ...
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Is there a difference between en_US.utf8 and en_US.UTF-8?

Server info (DNS and IPs removed): cat /proc/version && uname -a && java -version Linux version 2.6.16.33-xenU (*************) (gcc version 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-52)) #2 SMP ...
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How to fix locales on Debian Wheezy after broken update from jessie repository

I tried to install nodejs and npm packages on my VDS with Debian Wheezy. But not to compile source and by the laziness, I found instruction in the Internet to include jessie sources and install from ...
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Unable to find localedef command on centos6 [closed]

I am on CentOS 6.5 and I am unable to find localedef. I searched on /usr/bin but Ican't find it I don't also know if it comes in a package, i have searched on google and found nothing.
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Localizing an ownCloud theme

Is it possible to localize a file that is overridden by a custom theme in ownCloud? According to this issue in the bugtracker you can override theme files by just placing them in your own theme ...
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Linux locale: en_US.UTF-8 vs en_US

I usually config my ubuntu via sudo locale-gen --purge en_US.UTF-8 And I've the installed locales # locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX Is it okay since I am missing en_US?
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locale-gen with purge does not work

I use the --purge option to remove existing locales before generating new one, but seems cannot remove existing locales? e.g. # locale-gen --purge en_US # locale -a C en_AG en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 ...
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Kerberos credentials cache dates reported differently in Debian Squeeze and Debian Wheezy

I have two Debian servers which use same LDAP/Kerberos server, but dates in output of klist on them shown in different format - mm/dd/yyyy on squeeze vs dd/mm/yy on wheezy. Looks like they just use ...
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Benefit of data locality

What are the benefits of having a server in a country X for users in X to download data from rather than having the users in X download from a server in country Y? Can you please provide sources of ...
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How to avoid Tivoli Storage Manager error ANS4042E: “Object name … contains unrecognised characters and is not valid.”

We are using the Tivoli TSM Backup/Archive client to back up user files on a largish multi-user system. Users come from different countries and thus can create files according to multiple locales. ...
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How to change default region/culture settings in Windows 2012

I have researched this topic through the web but can't find a definitive answer. Our server team has recently upgraded our SQL Servers VMs from Win 2003 to Win 2012. Given our region we run all our ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI systems

I originally posted this on SuperUser because I discovered this behaviour on my home computer, but this seems to be a general issue on UEFI systems, thus I'm posting here too; I also hope someone here ...
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Setting locale in Ubuntu 12.04 (openvz)

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 as virtual openVZ guest. The defined locale for LC_* in basic setup is POSIX. I'd like to change this to en_US.UTF-8. So I installed language_pack_en_base ...
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Server locale C vs en_US.UTF-8

I am considering to change all of my server locale to C by "export LC_ALL=C" Is it a common practice? I am thinking will there be any side effect on a LAMP server, or should I just leave as using ...
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Adapt translation of “available” for Outlook Calendar system wide, e.g. via Exchange Server?

I want to change a single string (translation/resource) in the Outlook Calendar. The default Calendar-status "available" in Dutch is called "vrij" by Outlook. The Outlook usage would translate as ...
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How to “unlocalize” bash script output

I have a problem with localized bash output. Say, I have to run some script on two different machines and then compare its output. It could of be done with grep easily, but one of the machines is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 strange locale behavior

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Vagrant. And I'm having hard time understanding what's wrong with locales on my system. When I login to my box via ssh $ vagrant ssh and try to run something locale ...
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locale not getting set correctly over ssh connection

I have a debian server with several locales installed, de_DE, en_GB and en_US. I want to be able to login over ssh and get the locale set accordingly (to en_US in my case, different for someone else) ...
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preseeding locales in debian

I am trying to use debconf to preseed the values for the locales package in Debian squeeze, so that I can reconfigure it non-interactively to, e.g., generate all locales. I extract the right selection ...
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in Ubuntu, what is the difference between en_US:utf8 and en_US: when setting LANGUAGE [duplicate]

related question: for setting locale in ubuntu what does the LANGUAGE environment variable mean for setting locale my existing Ubuntu 12.04 server has LANGUAGE as en_US: And I can set it to ...
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For setting locale in Ubuntu, what does the LANGUAGE environment variable mean?

For setting locale in Ubuntu, what does the LANGUAGE environment variable mean? It is not defined in Ubuntu Community Docs or on man 1 locale. Related question: In Ubuntu, what is the difference ...
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Locale number formatting issue windows 2008

On a project we have multiple servers running windows 2008. The servers are using the Russian locale. We have several programs that use floating point numbers but the fractional part of the number on ...
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Centos 5.8 locale warning

A friend is running CentOS 5.8 on his server. It's a mostly harmless error but I'm tired of seeing it. I'm more familiar with debian, so I'm not sure how to generate or reconfigure locales. The ...
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reset locale in debian under Squeeze

I have problems with locale in debian. I tried many thing but it doesn't anything for me : locale -a locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory C POSIX en_US.utf8 I try ...
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Change locale in CentOS 6.3

I want to change locale in CentOs 6.3 to English. But after changing, only root account have English interface... Another user still have Russian interface. But I changed locale to: ...
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Detecting TLD for localization

I have many TLD's for my domain, for US users it's .COM, for German users it's .DE, etc. I redirect them all to the .COM domain using CNAME records. The reason is to prevent getting a penalty from ...
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Linux CentOs 2.6.18 Setting locale for cronjobs

I have the problem, that I am trying to automate some Informix database job via the crontab. The job runs fine when done via the command line or processed via the at queue, but not via the crontab. ...
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Tomcat not retrieving files with accents after restart

A few days ago I had a problem with an application running on Tomcat, it wasn't able to find files in the filesystem containing accents in the name (like, for example, "reportsandonà.pdf"). I ...
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debian 6 language change system error

perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = "ru_UA.UTF-8", LANG = "en_US.UTF-8" are supported and ...
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RSYNC from remote to local excluding folders

How can I download from a remote server to local excluding folders or files? I have used something like this but the exclude doesn't work... rsync -avr -P -e ssh --exclude=/path/to/exclude/* ...
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Remove a locale in Ubuntu

I accidentally add a locale, e.g. sudo locale-gen zh_TW e.g. locale -a zh_TW But how to remove it?
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How can I know where my server is located (physically speaking)?

I would like to know where my server is physically based. Is there tools that are available to get this informations (latitude/longitude) from command line (GNU/Linux) ?
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What do I need to do to get Windows 7 running in German?

Is it as simple as selecting a language while installing the OS? Download a language pack through Windows Updates? Do I need a specific download for Windows in German? I've never dealt with foreign ...
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How do you set a locale non-interactively on Debian/Ubuntu?

Usually, I run aptitude -y install locales then dpkg-reconfigure locales to set up locale. Now I want to put it into a shell script, how can I reliably do the following, automatically / ...
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reverse proxy and caching for a website

I come from Europe and in my country there are really expensive webservers, so i have my VPS server in the USA. Now i need on one hand a website with local IP and on other hand fast webserver. So i am ...
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How to set locale in Debian 6.0.3?

How to set locale in Debian 6.0.3? $ locale LANG= LC_CTYPE="POSIX" LC_NUMERIC="POSIX" LC_TIME="POSIX" LC_COLLATE=C LC_MONETARY="POSIX" LC_MESSAGES="POSIX" LC_PAPER="POSIX" LC_NAME="POSIX" ...
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Japanese Windows Server 2008 R2?

I'm trying to provide a Japanese installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 to a user for localization testing. I've done this before with Windows XP which seemed to have a Japanese specific disc. I can't ...
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Additional display languages on Windows Server 2008 R2: Error while installing

I am running a Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to install italian as another display language, so I downloaded the Multilingual User Interface iso file with a lot of locale packages included. ...
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How to change my commandline locale after CentOS decided to change it?

So apparently, CentOS decided I was Dutch, and thus, should not have a English locale. Apart from the fact that this greatly bothers me, I am having a pretty hard time actually changing it back. ...
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CentOS 6 and locale error

I just installed CentOS 6 and whenever I login to the system via SSH remotely, I get the following error: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (UTF-8) When I type "locale" on ...
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Changing default system locale on CentOS 5

I'm running a CentOS 5 server and the current default locale seems to be always set as: LANG=zh_CN.GB18030 LC_CTYPE="zh_CN.GB18030" LC_NUMERIC="zh_CN.GB18030" LC_TIME="zh_CN.GB18030" ...
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Setting locale failed: force certain locale when connecting through ssh

For years I have had a problem with the "Setting locales failed". I now understood the problem. On my local machine, my LC_TIME is set to a custom file ("custom.UTF-8"). This custom file does not ...
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How to fix locale settings in Debian squeeze

I occasionally get locale errors and I've tried to run dpkg-reconfigure locales to fix the problem. Here's the output: :~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: ...
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Recommendation for locale on server: ISO (latin) or UTF-8

What is the recommended locale setting on a server that is used as an web and database server. Are there any drawbacks not using UTF-8 as default?
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Debian Squeeze locale settings

I have a problem with a slightly customised Debian image that I'm trying to do some headless work on. The problem is that the installed locales list has been reduced to this: C en_GB en_GB.iso88591 ...