Questions tagged [localization]

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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Setup Foreign Locale OS

New to building VMs in Azure. I need to build an Italian Locale VM but when I created the VM, I did not find the option of selecting a language. The VM that got built was an en_US locale. Thank you
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CentOS: set locale for user

Maybe i don't understand about locales... But could You explain me: If I set locale using localectl: localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 I see in localectl output after this: System Locale: ...
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What exactly installing a locale does to the system?

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 server, and with default config, when calling $ls command on a file with Latvian character in it's name (test_ā.txt) the output contains is "test_??.txt" in place of the unicode ...
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How to change definition of windows locale?

Date format of cz-CS locale has been changed in Windows Server 2016 from d. M. yyyy to dd.MM.yyyy. Users of web applications however wanted to use d. M. yyyy from previous Windows version, since this ...
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``date`` in terminal now in 12hr format on Debian Buster

Since updating to Debian Buster, running date on the terminal shows the clock in AM/PM format instead of 24hr clock. This is new and is happening on all updated installations. Docker container: ...
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Google Cloud SQL. Sorting in THAI in mysql

We have an application where we use Google Cloud SQL (mysql) as database server. The databases are in the collation: utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci A user of the application from Thailand reported that ...
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CentOS 7 warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (fr_FR.UTF-8)

I have this error when log in into a remote server throught ssh. The error also when I run a bash script. I tried to reinstall glib with yum reinstall glibc-common but the error is still here.
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Strange set locale behaviour when ssh from Windows PuTTY to Linux

Please, can someone shed some light on this strange locales related warning annoying me since I installed my server half year ago. It's a variant of "Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale", which ...
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How to make results of “localedef” survive “dpkg-reconfigure locales”?

Im using UB 16.04 LTS Server and yesterday a new version of the locales-package has been released and installed: Start-Date: 2019-02-21 09:44:05 Commandline: /usr/bin/apt-get -y -o Dpkg::Options::=--...
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Debian Packets fix - locale not working - cant install packets - Librarys broken

I did something horrible and hopefully didnt destroy my Debian 9 Strech... I googled like 2 Hours to fix this but nothing has helped... What I Did: my ClamAV was outdated, and I added a testing ...
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Different format of date is valid in query string on different VMs with the same regional settings

I deployed .NET application hosted on IIS on two different VMs with Windows Server 2016 on them, the code is exactly the same. However on one machine the date in query string 30/01/2018 is parsed ...
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Windows language for non-unicode programs change leads to error finding font

I have a legacy C++ program I have to maintain. We runs on Windows 7. Recently I encountered a bug in a pdf generation section of the code. I change Windows' Language for non-unicode programs to ...
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modify iostat -t time output format

I was trying to plot the results of various iostat results. For that I want to use https://clusterbuffer.wordpress.com/file-system-tools/iostat_plot/iostat-plotter-v3/. Anyhow - for some ...
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Windows Server 2016 shows only partially in English

I've configued English as the default language on the server, however, I still get modules in the Server Manager in Dutch (this is how my VPS was initially setup by my hosting provider) and also I ...
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National characters in Open Tomato router and QNAP NAS shell

I added my Country locale (pl_PL) to shell in Open Tomato based router Asus and QNAP NAS. Originally only en_US and en_EN locale where available. Now it is possible to use it for example in vim-full ...
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Korean Characters in Outlook lose their encoding

A user in our Korean Office has issue with the encoding of the characters in their emails. When sending or receiving, everything is displayed fine the first time. When re-opening an email later, the ...
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Backport locale to earlier Windows version

I have written an application which contains language files localized in ru-MD (Russian as used in Moldova) and ru-RU (Russian as used in Russia). According to this table, the locale ru-MD is ...
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Centos Postgres Failed to start

I have CentOs 6.7 installed on my server: bash-4.1# uname -r 2.6.32-573.18.1.el6.x86_64 After server restart, my PostgreSQL 9.6 server is not starting due to locale issue. Here is the log error ...
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how to fix locale issues in centos 6

I have a centos 6 server and I am running into some locale issues. When I type the command locale, it gives locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot ...
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Setting locale permanently fails on VPS machine Ubuntu server 16.04

I tried everything that I could find, including dpkg-reconfigure locale, reinstalling packages completely, adding LC_ALL and other settings to etc/environment, tried adding to /etc/locale.conf , to ....
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CentOS 7 locale settings changed after Yum update, how can I fix them?

I've been having a number of problems with locale settings and the JVM recently. But this is bigger than that now. I did a Yum update today, full update of everything. It hadn't been done in some ...
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POSIX locale when I use SSH with a command line

When I SSH into an Arch Linux server and include a command line, I end up with a POSIX locale: laptop.lan$ ssh server.lan locale LANG= LC_CTYPE="POSIX" LC_NUMERIC="POSIX" LC_TIME="POSIX" LC_COLLATE="...
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Missing locales on CentOS 7

We are running a Werewolf cluster and the node images are missing the locales. Only C and POSIX are available. The system uses CentOS 7 as base. It isn't really an issue but it's a very annoying to ...
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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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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 does it 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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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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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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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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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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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 nagios-04-14-2015-00....
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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 file ...
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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 [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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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 ...