Friday, November 30, 2007

QuickGuide: Changing the Language to English

Although not obvious, it is fairly trivial to change the language of the CLI on the XO-1 in the pre-joyride builds.

  1. Switch to a developer's console via Alt + =
  2. Change to root using su - root
  3. nano /etc/sysconfig/i18n
  4. Change the LANG to "en_US.UTF-8"
  5. Reboot
For a permanent solution, see the wikipage on tag editing.
Now, although part of the initial boot sequence may still be in the previous language, the terminal and sugar will all be in English.

To change the languge in sugar, use sugar-control-panel

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