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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 1.27 2005/06/20 11:37:36 fox2mike Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.28 2005/06/24 18:04:15 fox2mike 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>1.18</version> 32<version>1.19</version>
33<date>2005-06-20</date> 33<date>2005-06-24</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 point to 41In order to keep time properly, <path>/etc/localtime</path> must point to
42the correct time zone data file. Look around in 42the correct time zone data file. Look around in
43<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/</path> and pick your timezone or a near-by big city. 43<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/</path> and pick your timezone or a near-by big city.
44</p> 44</p>
45 45
46<pre caption="setting the timezone"> 46<pre caption="setting the timezone">
47# <i>ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime</i> 47# <i>ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime</i>
48# <i>date</i> 48# <i>date</i>
63 63
64</body> 64</body>
65</section> 65</section>
66</chapter> 66</chapter>
67 67
68<chapter> 68<chapter>
69<title>Hardware Clock</title> 69<title>Hardware Clock</title>
70<section> 70<section>
71<body> 71<body>
72 72
73<p> 73<p>
74In most Gentoo Linux installations, your hardware clock is set to 74In most Gentoo Linux installations, your hardware clock is set to
75UTC (or GMT, Greenwich Mean Time) and then your timezone is 75UTC (or GMT, Greenwich Mean Time) and then your timezone is
76taken into account to determine the actual, local time. If, 76taken into account to determine the actual, local time. If,
77for some reason, you need your hardware clock not to be in UTC, 77for some reason, you need your hardware clock not to be in UTC,
78you will need to edit <path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and change the 78you will need to edit <path>/etc/conf.d/clock</path> and change the
79value of <c>CLOCK</c> from <c>UTC</c> to <c>local</c>. 79value of <c>CLOCK</c> from <c>UTC</c> to <c>local</c>.
80</p> 80</p>
81 81
82<pre caption="local vs. GMT clock"> 82<pre caption="local vs. GMT clock">
83<comment>(recommended:)</comment> 83<comment>(recommended:)</comment>
84CLOCK="UTC" 84CLOCK="UTC"
85<comment>(or:)</comment> 85<comment>(or:)</comment>
86CLOCK="local" 86CLOCK="local"
87</pre> 87</pre>
88 88
89</body> 89</body>
90</section> 90</section>
91</chapter> 91</chapter>
92 92
93<chapter> 93<chapter>

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