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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>1.35</version> 32<version>1.36</version>
33<date>2007-07-07</date> 33<date>2007-10-04</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>
102<section> 102<section>
103<title>What are locales?</title> 103<title>What are locales?</title>
104<body> 104<body>
105 105
106<p> 106<p>
107A Locale is a set of information that most programs use for determining 107A Locale is a set of information that most programs use for determining country
108country and language specific settings. The locales and their data 108and language specific settings. The locales and their data are part of the
109are part of the system library and can be found 109system library and can be found at <path>/usr/share/locale</path> on most
110at <path>/usr/share/locale</path> on most systems. A locale name is generally 110systems. A locale name is generally named <c>ab_CD</c> where <c>ab</c> is your
111named <c>ab_CD</c> where <c>ab</c> is your two (or three) letter 111two (or three) letter language code (as specified in ISO-639) and <c>CD</c> is
112language code (as specified in ISO-639) and <c>CD</c> is your two letter country 112your two letter country code (as specified in ISO-3166). Variants are often
113code (as specified in ISO-3166). 113appended to locale names, e.g. <c>en_GB.utf8</c> or <c>de_DE@euro</c>. Please
114explore <uri link="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locale">Wikipedia</uri> to read
115more about locales and related articles.
114</p> 116</p>
115 117
116</body> 118</body>
117</section> 119</section>
118<section id="variables"> 120<section id="variables">

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