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 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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Mongodb sharded cluster architecture

I have a mongodb cluster on aws. In order to reduce network latency I want to have multiple shards in different regions. In each region there will be the application nodes that connect to the ...
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Windows 7 Shortdate Format Ignored

I am moving a copy of an ASP.net web application running on a windows server 2003 box to a Windows 7 Laptop. On the win server 2003 box the locale was set to United States and shortdate format was ...
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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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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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Force Locale in Windows Services

I have some windows services running on an Windows 2008R2 server. My system locale on that server is English (US). Is there any way you can force a windows services to use a specific locale (without ...
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Application localization problems in english windows server 2012

Here's what it is look like (encoding problems): OS is Windows Server 2012, English, clean installation. Previously I've tested this software with same server, but with russian OS version, it was ...
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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 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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Find if asian typo are installed

I need to find out if asian typo are installed on my Linux VPS. Is there a way i can find it out? I guess to install it i can run yum groupinstall "Chinese Support" but how to find out if they are ...
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Change default Locale on creating Azure VM

In Windows Azure all instances are created with the en-US locale by default and if your application is deployed outside the US, and you’re not handling this properly, this may cause some confusion. ...
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Server migration from America to Europe

I have this kind of a situation where I have a server located in North of America, however, a majority of my clients are from Europe. So, I found a few companies which provide servers which are ...
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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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Correctly changing default locale in ubuntu server 10.04 LTS?

I got a new server but unfortunately the hoster only installs me Ubuntu 8.04 in german. So the upgrade worked smoothly, but now I am trying to change the system to english. I adapted ...
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Special chars not displayed correctly

I have problem when I copy file from Server A (Debian 7.4) to Server B (Debian 7.4). Polish special characters in files are not displayed correctly on Server B (in mcedit). I created file with polish ...
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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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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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msinfo32 /nfo emits XML with translated tags

I'm working on some system data collection tools for an application I'm involved in supporting, and have run into an exciting wrinkle. I wanted to capture an msinfo32 /nfo report as part of the ...
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Need to change system locale on Windows 2012 R2 from en-US to en-GB

When I start an Aws Ec2 Windows 2012 R2 instance it always comes with a default en-US locale. However I need to change two of the existing instances to be en-GB as if they were installed like that in ...
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Setting locale for current session

I would like to change LC_MESSAGES locale var for current session like so: LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.utf8" but it seems to not work: user@debian:~$ cat w1.txt cat: w1.txt: Brak dostępu user@debian:~$ ...
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How to install/change locale on Debian?

I've written a web application for which the user interface is in Dutch. I use the system's date and time routines to format date strings in the application. However, the date strings that the system ...
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Nginx: Redirect URL to always include a locale prefix

I'm trying to achieve something with nginx and redirect rules which seems like it should be pretty straightforward, but I've run into a stumbling block. Having had a look through many questions and ...
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Change filename format for Nagios archived logs to use different date format?

I have just set up a Nagios server, and by default it keeps archives of the log messages in /var/log/nagios3/archives. However the files are named with US style date format, like ...
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How to get system locale in Windows 7 cmd?

How can I get system locale in Windows 7? I mean something like: cs_CZ.UTF-8 I tried writing "locale" in the command line but that doesn't work in Windows. Any suggestions?
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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 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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How do I change my locale to UTF-8 in CentOS?

Here's the output of locale: LANG=zh_CN.GBK LC_CTYPE="zh_CN.GBK" LC_NUMERIC="zh_CN.GBK" LC_TIME="zh_CN.GBK" LC_COLLATE="zh_CN.GBK" LC_MONETARY="zh_CN.GBK" LC_MESSAGES="zh_CN.GBK" LC_PAPER="zh_CN.GBK" ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Locale-unaware %DATE% and %TIME% in batch files?

The %DATE% and %TIME% environment variables provide the current date and time on Windows machines on the command line and inside a batch file. Sadly, those values are locale-aware! Meaning that, say, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...