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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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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can put :


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. – Gilles Quenot Oct 26 '13 at 20:22

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