So ever since I installed Kubuntu on the computer I'm using right now I've had locale issues, which I'll admit is nothing new or unique to Ubuntu/Linux. I'm trying to set things up so that my keyboard and general locale (time, date, etc) settings are Swedish but the system language is otherwise English since that makes things so much easier.
Right now my
/etc/default/locale looks like this:
LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US:sv LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_TIME=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 LC_PAPER=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_NAME=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_ADDRESS=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=sv_SE.UTF-8 LC_ALL=
And I have set KDE Plasma translations (Regional Settings -> Language) to
American English first and
Keyboard layout is also set to Swedish and works.
Under Regional Settings -> Formats I've tried setting Region to
United States - American English (en_US) with Detailed Settings on and everything set to
Sverige - svenska (sv_SE) there.
In Xorg everything seems to be in English as it should but in the terminal I keep running into programs that insist on Swedish output. For example:
$ sudo apt-get update Bra:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease Bra:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Bra:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease Bra:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease Bra:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease Läser paketlistor… Färdig
Does anyone know what setting I'm missing here? Surely I should be able to force this system to default to American English for the language while still retaining sane formatting for date and time?
Or is there some good alternative "en_SE" locale I can install that won't break horribly the next time I run a dist-upgrade?