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I have the following locale settings when I type export:

declare -x LANG="es_ES.ISO-8859-1"
declare -x LANGUAGE="es:en"
declare -x LC_ADDRESS="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_IDENTIFICATION="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_MEASUREMENT="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_MONETARY="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_NAME="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_NUMERIC="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_PAPER="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_TELEPHONE="ms_MY.UTF-8"
declare -x LC_TIME="ms_MY.UTF-8"

I am Spanish living in Malaysia, so I actually want my system in Spanish but with the country setup for Malaysia. I actually don't know whether I have set it up right or not.

Now, I try to launch a recently installed application, git-gui (amongst some others), and I just get the following error message:

$ git-gui
We are sorry, command-not-found failed! Please send a bug report at:
Please attach the following info to the report:

command-not-found version: 0.3
Python version: 3.3.1 final 0
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
Release:        13.04
Codename:       raring
Exception information:

unsupported locale setting
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/CommandNotFound/", line 24 in crash_guard
File "/usr/lib/command-not-found", line 69, in main
File "/usr/lib/command-not-found", line 40, in enable_i18n
    locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, '')
File "/usr/lib/python3.3/", line 541, in setlocale
    return _setlocale(category, locale)
locale.Error: unsupported locale setting

So how can I fix my locales? What would be the right setup for my system to match my requirements and also the requirements of applications such as git-gui?

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To make it easier to help you, can you please add the output of the command locale -a – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 4 '13 at 5:03
$ locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_IN en_IN.utf8 en_NG en_NG.utf8 en_NZ.utf8 en_PH.utf8 en_SG.utf8 en_US.utf8 en_ZA.utf8 en_ZM en_ZM.utf8 en_ZW.utf8 es_AR.utf8 es_BO.utf8 es_CL.utf8 es_CO.utf8 es_CR.utf8 es_DO.utf8 es_EC.utf8 es_ES.utf8 es_GT.utf8 es_HN.utf8 es_MX.utf8 es_NI.utf8 es_PA.utf8 es_PE.utf8 es_PR.utf8 es_PY.utf8 es_SV.utf8 es_US.utf8 es_UY.utf8 es_VE.utf8 ms_MY.utf8 POSIX – Jago Oct 5 '13 at 6:01

There is no latin1 locale generated on your system, but still you have assigned LANG such a locale name. You should edit /etc/default/locale. I suppose that it - for some reason - contains the line


Change that line to


and reboot.

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