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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 1.40 2006/05/30 12:12:31 jkt Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.41 2006/06/19 11:08:29 flammie 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">
8 Alexander Holler 8 Alexander Holler
9</author> 9</author>
10<author title="Translator/Editor"> 10<author title="Translator/Editor">
11 <mail link="slucy@uchicago.edu">Steven Lucy</mail> 11 <mail link="slucy@uchicago.edu">Steven Lucy</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13<author title="Editor"> 13<author title="Editor">
14 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail> 14 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16<author title="Editor"> 16<author title="Editor">
17 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 17 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
18</author> 18</author>
19<author title="Editor"> 19<author title="Editor">
20 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 20 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
21</author> 21</author>
22<author title="Editor"> 22<author title="Editor">
23 <mail link="flammie@gentoo.org">Flammie Pirinen</mail> 23 <mail link="flammie@gentoo.org">Flammie Pirinen</mail>
24</author> 24</author>
25 25
26<abstract> 26<abstract>
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>1.29</version> 32<version>1.30</version>
33<date>2006-05-25</date> 33<date>2006-06-19</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, <path>/etc/localtime</path> must contain the
42correct time zone data. Look around in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/</path> 42correct time zone data. Look around in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/</path>
43and pick your timezone or a near-by big city. Please avoid the 43and pick your timezone or a near-by big city. Please avoid the
44<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT*</path> timezones as their names do not 44<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. 45indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact GMT+8.
46</p> 46</p>
47 47
48<pre caption="Setting the timezone"> 48<pre caption="Setting the timezone">
49# <i>cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime</i> 49# <i>cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime</i>
50# <i>date</i> 50# <i>date</i>
51Sun Feb 16 08:26:44 CET 2003 51Sun Feb 16 08:26:44 CET 2003
52</pre> 52</pre>
53 53
54<note> 54<note>
55Make sure that the three-letter timezone indicator (in this case "CET") 55Make sure that the timezone indicator (in this case "CET")
56is correct for your area. 56is correct for your area.
57</note> 57</note>
58 58
59<note> 59<note>
60You can set the value of <c>TZ</c> to be everything after the 60You can set the value of <c>TZ</c> to be everything after the
61<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path> in your shell rc file 61<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path> in your shell rc file
62(<path>.bash_profile</path> for bash) for a user-level setting. In this case 62(<path>.bash_profile</path> for bash) for a user-level setting. In this case
63<c>TZ="Europe/Berlin"</c>. 63<c>TZ="Europe/Berlin"</c>.
64</note> 64</note>
65 65
66</body> 66</body>
67</section> 67</section>
68</chapter> 68</chapter>
69 69
70<chapter> 70<chapter>

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