I have only United States for my Region and Formats probably because I have a custom installed Ubuntu!

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How do you install another one?


This is why it doesn't work...how to fix this error?

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  • You want to set a new timezone? or locale? – Ravexina May 31 '17 at 8:37
  • No, I want to set new Measurment and Times – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 8:38
  • Edit your question add more details about what exactly you want in which program, etc. – Ravexina May 31 '17 at 8:39
  • I have made another screenshot. I want to change that to German. Language is English and i want the formats to be German. But i can't add any. – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 8:40
  • Did you install the german language? If not do so. That will also add the options to pick the times as used in Germany. – Rinzwind May 31 '17 at 8:50

First reinstall locale package:

sudo apt --reinstall install locales

Open this file:

sudo nano /etc/locale.gen

Find this line: # de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8, uncomment it so it's now: de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8. Save the file and run:

sudo locale-gen

see if you have German now.

  • Wait till i update next ss – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 9:01
  • Updated, please have in mind that i have a custom installed Ubuntu – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 9:06
  • see my update... – Ravexina May 31 '17 at 9:08
  • There is one more thing....when i run locale in Terminal i get all sort of settings....and i want to change some of them. where is that file, what is the name of that file?? – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 9:30
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    You mean things like LC_TIME, etc? the file is /etc/default/locale the command is: e.g sudo localectl set-locale LC_NUMERIC=localecode – Ravexina May 31 '17 at 9:38

If you want German region formats, I think this is a way:

  1. Switch to German language, which will generate a few German locales.
  2. Switch back to English language.
  3. Now you should find some German region options.
  • I have found the catch...I will edit my question and then you will see why I couldn't make it – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 9:01
  • Updated, please have in mind that i have a custom installed Ubuntu – lewis4u May 31 '17 at 9:06
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    @lewis4u: Hmm.. Then I'd recommend you to run the command sudo apt install --reinstall locales. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson May 31 '17 at 9:09

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