how to change the numeric language to English from terminal & why the games are not working?


Sounds like you want to change your locale settings.

  1. Type locale in the console and observer what comes up (Note if LC_ALL= is set to something, this over rides all other settings).
  2. If you want to change the numbers to english decimal (en_US.UTF-8), enter the following:

    su - (switch to root)

    export LC_NUMBERIC="en_US.UTF-8"

Try it out now and see.

Environment variables implement the locale codes. For example LANG=en_US.UTF-8 specifies that the computer uses US English with a UTF-8 encoding when displaying information.

Note: Type in locale -a to ensure you have the en_US.UTF-8 installed. If now use POSIX if you have that (I believe this is nessary but I am starting to doubt it now, most distro's will have that even if it isn't shown?)

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