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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.44 2006/10/22 23:16:13 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.45 2006/11/10 21:24:14 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/guide-localization.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/guide-localization.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Localization Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Localization Guide</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
27This guide should help users localize their Gentoo Linux distribution to any 27This guide should help users localize their Gentoo Linux distribution to any
28European locale. It uses Germany as a case-study, since it is translated from 28European locale. It uses Germany as a case-study, since it is translated from
29the German doc. Includes configuration for use of the euro currency symbol. 29the German doc. Includes configuration for use of the euro currency symbol.
30</abstract> 30</abstract>
31 31
32<version>1.32</version> 32<version>1.33</version>
33<date>2006-10-22</date> 33<date>2006-11-10</date>
34 34
35<chapter> 35<chapter>
36<title>Time zone</title> 36<title>Time zone</title>
37<section> 37<section>
38<body> 38<body>
490<section> 490<section>
491<title>Most Applications</title> 491<title>Most Applications</title>
492<body> 492<body>
493 493
494<p> 494<p>
495Getting the Euro symbol to work properly in X is a little 495Getting the Euro symbol to work properly in X is a little bit tougher. The
496bit tougher. The first thing you should do is change the <c>fixed</c> 496first thing you should do is change the <c>fixed</c> and <c>variable</c>
497and <c>variable</c> definitions in 497definitions in <path>/usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias</path> to end in
498<path>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias</path> to end
499in <c>iso8859-15</c> instead of <c>iso8859-1</c>. 498<c>iso8859-15</c> instead of <c>iso8859-1</c>.
500</p> 499</p>
501 500
502<pre caption="Setting default X fonts"> 501<pre caption="Setting default X fonts">
503fixed -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-15 502fixed -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-15
504variable -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-15 503variable -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-15
505</pre> 504</pre>
506 505
507<p> 506<p>
508Some applications use their own font, and you will have to 507Some applications use their own font, and you will have to tell them separately
509tell them separately to use a font with the Euro symbol. You 508to use a font with the Euro symbol. You can do this at a user-specific level in
510can do this at a user-specific level in
511<path>.Xdefaults</path> (you can copy this file to 509<path>.Xdefaults</path> (you can copy this file to <path>/etc/skel/</path> for
512<path>/etc/skel/</path> for use by new users), or at a global 510use by new users), or at a global level for any application with a resource file
513level for any application with a resource file in
514<path>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/</path> (like xterm). In 511in <path>/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/</path> (like xterm). In these files you
515these files you generally have to change an existing line, 512generally have to change an existing line, rather than adding a new one. To
516rather than adding a new one. To change our xterm font, for 513change our xterm font, for instance:
517instance:
518</p> 514</p>
519 515
520<pre caption="Setting fonts for xterm"> 516<pre caption="Setting fonts for xterm">
521<comment>(in your home directory)</comment> 517<comment>(in your home directory)</comment>
522$ <i>echo 'XTerm*font: fixed' >> .Xresources </i> 518$ <i>echo 'XTerm*font: fixed' >> .Xresources </i>

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