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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 1.45 2006/11/10 21:24:14 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.46 2007/05/07 18:11:40 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>1.33</version> 32<version>1.34</version>
33<date>2006-11-10</date> 33<date>2007-05-07</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>
39 39
40<p> 40<p>
41In order to keep time properly, <path>/etc/localtime</path> must contain the 41In order to keep time properly, you need to select your timezone so that your
42correct time zone data. Look around in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/</path> 42system knows where it is located. Look for your timezone in
43and pick your timezone or a near-by big city. Please avoid the 43<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path>. You then set your timezone in
44<path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path>. Please avoid the
44<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT*</path> timezones as their names do not 45<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT*</path> timezones as their names do not
45indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact GMT+8. 46indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact GMT+8.
46</p> 47</p>
47 48
48<pre caption="Setting the timezone"> 49<pre caption="Setting the timezone information">
49# <i>cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime</i> 50# <i>ls /usr/share/zoneinfo</i>
51<comment>(Suppose you want to use Brussels)</comment>
52# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/clock</i>
53TIMEZONE="Europe/Brussels"
54
50# <i>date</i> 55# <i>date</i>
51Sun Feb 16 08:26:44 CET 2003 56Wed Mar 8 00:46:05 CET 2006
52</pre> 57</pre>
53 58
54<note> 59<note>
55Make sure that the timezone indicator (in this case "CET") 60Make sure that the timezone indicator (in this case "CET")
56is correct for your area. 61is correct for your area.

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