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Is it possible to get a localised Unix shell, for example, in japanese, arabic or hebrew? Since it should fit on a CD, I want to save space by using Byobu instead of a GUI. But I would like to have an localised command-line interface (at least for logging in).

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You can put :

LANG=ja_JP.UTF8

in /etc/default/locale, and

sudo locale-gen

See /etc/locale.alias for a list of settings.

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Is there a list with the different language codes? –  user203053 Oct 26 '13 at 20:00
    
See my edited post. –  sputnick Oct 26 '13 at 20:22

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