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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 1.53 2009/02/25 20:56:21 jkt Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/guide-localization.xml,v 1.54 2009/02/25 21:18:19 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>
194 <ti>LC_ALL</ti> 194 <ti>LC_ALL</ti>
195 <ti> 195 <ti>
196 A special variable for overriding all other settings. 196 A special variable for overriding all other settings.
197 </ti> 197 </ti>
198</tr> 198</tr>
199</table> 199</table>
200 200
201<note> 201<note>
202Some programs are written in such a way that they expect traditional English 202Some programs are written in such a way that they expect traditional English
203ordering of the alphabet, while some locales, most notably the Estonian one, use 203ordering of the alphabet, while some locales, most notably the Estonian one, use
204a different ordering. Therefore it's recommended to explicitly set LC_COLLATE to C 204a different ordering. Therefore it's recommended to explicitly set LC_COLLATE to C
205when dealing with system-wide settings. 205when dealing with system-wide settings.
206</note> 206</note>
207 207
208<warn> 208<warn>
209Using LC_ALL is strongly discouraged as it can't be overriden later on. Please 209Using LC_ALL is strongly discouraged as it can't be overridden later on. Please
210use it only when testing and never set it in a startup file. 210use it only when testing and never set it in a startup file.
211</warn> 211</warn>
212 212
213<p> 213<p>
214Most typically users only set the LANG variable on the global basis: 214Most typically users only set the LANG variable on the global basis:
215</p> 215</p>
216 216
217<pre caption="Setting the default system locale in /etc/env.d/02locale"> 217<pre caption="Setting the default system locale in /etc/env.d/02locale">
218LANG="de_DE.utf8@euro" 218LANG="de_DE.utf8@euro"
219LC_COLLATE="C" 219LC_COLLATE="C"
220</pre> 220</pre>
221 221
222<note> 222<note>
223Append <c>@euro</c> to your locale if you want to use the Euro 223Append <c>@euro</c> to your locale if you want to use the Euro
224currency symbol (€) 224currency symbol (€)

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