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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/utf-8.xml,v 1.16 2005/06/02 18:36:28 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/utf-8.xml,v 1.17 2005/06/02 18:37:07 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/utf-8.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/utf-8.xml">
6<title>Using UTF-8 with Gentoo</title> 6<title>Using UTF-8 with Gentoo</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="slarti@gentoo.org">Thomas Martin</mail> 9 <mail link="slarti@gentoo.org">Thomas Martin</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Contributor"> 11<author title="Contributor">
12 <mail link="devil@gentoo.org.ua">Alexander Simonov</mail> 12 <mail link="devil@gentoo.org.ua">Alexander Simonov</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16This guide shows you how to set up and use the UTF-8 Unicode character set with 16This guide shows you how to set up and use the UTF-8 Unicode character set with
17your Gentoo Linux system, after explaining the benefits of Unicode and more 17your Gentoo Linux system, after explaining the benefits of Unicode and more
217<c>userlocales</c> USE flag set. 217<c>userlocales</c> USE flag set.
218</p> 218</p>
219 219
220<pre caption="Line in /etc/locales.build"> 220<pre caption="Line in /etc/locales.build">
221en_GB.UTF-8/UTF-8 221en_GB.UTF-8/UTF-8
222</pre> 222</pre>
223 223
224</body> 224</body>
225</section> 225</section>
226<section> 226<section>
227<title>Setting the Locale</title> 227<title>Setting the Locale</title>
228<body> 228<body>
229 229
230<p> 230<p>
231There is one environment variables that needs to be set in order to use 231There is one environment variables that needs to be set in order to use
232our new UTF-8 locales: <c>LC_ALL</c> (this variable overrides the <c>LANG</c> setting as well). There are also 232our new UTF-8 locales: <c>LC_ALL</c> (this variable overrides the <c>LANG</c>
233many different ways to set it; some people prefer to only have a UTF-8 233setting as well). There are also many different ways to set it; some people
234environment for a specific user, in which case they set them in their 234prefer to only have a UTF-8 environment for a specific user, in which case
235<path>~/.profile</path> or <path>~/.bashrc</path>. Others prefer to set the 235they set them in their <path>~/.profile</path> or <path>~/.bashrc</path>.
236locale globally. One specific circumstance where the author particularly 236Others prefer to set the locale globally. One specific circumstance where
237the author particularly recommends doing this is when
237recommends doing this is when <path>/etc/init.d/xdm</path> is in use, because 238<path>/etc/init.d/xdm</path> is in use, because
238this init script starts the display manager and desktop before any of the 239this init script starts the display manager and desktop before any of the
239aforementioned shell startup files are sourced, and so before any of the 240aforementioned shell startup files are sourced, and so before any of the
240variables are in the environment. 241variables are in the environment.
241</p> 242</p>
242 243
243<p> 244<p>
244Setting the locale globally should be done using 245Setting the locale globally should be done using
245<path>/etc/env.d/02locale</path>. The file should look something like the 246<path>/etc/env.d/02locale</path>. The file should look something like the
246following: 247following:
247</p> 248</p>
248 249
249<pre caption="Demonstration /etc/env.d/02locale"> 250<pre caption="Demonstration /etc/env.d/02locale">
250<comment>(As always, change "en_GB.UTF-8" to your locale)</comment> 251<comment>(As always, change "en_GB.UTF-8" to your locale)</comment>
251LC_ALL="en_GB.UTF-8" 252LC_ALL="en_GB.UTF-8"
252</pre> 253</pre>

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