[GRASS-user] Set language in Linux

Gilbert Ferrara gilbertferrara1974 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 05:31:22 EST 2010

Hello Glynn
Thanks for the tip regarding LC_ALL

I tryed to add LANG=es_ES LANGUAGE=es_ES to
my /usr/local/grass-6.4.0svn/etc/init.sh and I got the following at my
terminal window:
(process:2196): Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by C library

(process:2196): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.

What it might be?

By the way, How can I have 2 language sets I mean 2 different launchers with
2 different languages?

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>wrote:

> Gilbert Ferrara wrote:
> > I want to set GRASS LANGUAGE in a LINUX installation. In Windows is quite
> > easy, just add the following in .../etc/init.bat:
> >
> > set LANGUAGE=es_ES
> >
> > set LANG=es_ES
> >
> > set LC_ALL=es_ES
> >
> > And in LINUX, how is it done? Just add the same text in .../etc/init.sh
> and
> > it's finished or do I have to do something to this file?
> These would normally be set in e.g. ~/.profile (or ~/.bash_profile
> etc; there are quite a lot of files which may be read by the shell)
> then inherited by all processes.
> Setting environment variables in Unix is done with e.g.:
>        LANG=es_ES
>        export LANG
> I'd advise against using LC_ALL, as it overrides LC_NUMERIC. This can
> cause numbers to use a comma as the decimal separator, which is
> problematic when writing files (most file formats require a period).
> GRASS modules only use the LC_MESSAGES category directly, but some
> programs and (especially) scripts invoke external programs which may
> be affected by the LC_NUMERIC or LC_ALL settings (scripts which use
> awk are prone to this, although I think that we have now found them
> all and forced LC_NUMERIC=C).
> --
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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