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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 1.43 2006/07/19 11:46:29 rane Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.44 2006/10/22 23:16:13 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">
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>1.31</version> 32<version>1.32</version>
33<date>2006-07-18</date> 33<date>2006-10-22</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">
326en_GB ISO-8859-1 326en_GB ISO-8859-1
327en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8 327en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
328de_DE ISO-8859-1 328de_DE ISO-8859-1
329de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15 329de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
330</pre> 330</pre>
331 331
332<p> 332<p>
333The next step is to run <c>locale-gen</c>. It will generate all the locales you 333The next step is to run <c>locale-gen</c>. It will generate all the locales you
334have specified in the <path>/etc/locale.gen</path> file. 334have specified in the <path>/etc/locale.gen</path> file.
335</p> 335</p>
336 336
337<note> 337<note>
338<c>locale-gen</c> is available in <c>glibc-2.3.6-r4</c> and newer. If you have 338<c>locale-gen</c> is available in <c>glibc-2.3.6-r4</c> and newer. If you have
339an older version of glibc, you should update it now. 339an older version of glibc, you should update it now.
340</note> 340</note>
341
342<p>
343You can verify that your selected locales are available by running <c>locale
344-a</c>.
345</p>
341 346
342</body> 347</body>
343</section> 348</section>
344</chapter> 349</chapter>
345 350
346<chapter> 351<chapter>
347<title>Keyboard layout for the console</title> 352<title>Keyboard layout for the console</title>
348<section> 353<section>
349<body> 354<body>
350 355
351<p> 356<p>
352The keyboard layout used by the console is set in 357The keyboard layout used by the console is set in
353<path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> by the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable. 358<path>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</path> by the <c>KEYMAP</c> variable.
354Valid values can be found in 359Valid values can be found in
355<path>/usr/share/keymaps/<c>{arch}</c>/</path>. 360<path>/usr/share/keymaps/<c>{arch}</c>/</path>.

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