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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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How to change language in a command-line software on debian

i'm using ‘exif’ on a server (Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.6 (squeeze)) and unlike on my dev computer (Mac OS X through MacPort) it runs in french : exif -h Utilisation: exif [OPTION...] fichier -v, ...
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Is it safe to remove /usr/share/locale if 'locales' package is removed

I'm trying to make a minimalistic Debian install for a low-mem VPS box. I'll be uninstalling the locales package, as there is no need for any kind of locale support for my purposes (only a few server ...
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How can I fix my locale configuration?

Hello. I'm getting some warnings when running perl: perl -e 'print "Hello\n";' perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), ...
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Set up Putty and Server to only use UTF-8

I am trying to only use UTF-8 for anything (Client on Win7 64 bit, servers Debian 64bit, su rights for everything). On Stackoverflow I can find many solutions to fix vim for UTF-8 handling. I also ...
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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Debian 5.0 belocs-locales vs locales

On Ubuntu, to add a locale to the system, I would edit /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local, add the locale and then run dpkg-reconfigure locales. I tried that on a Debian 5.0, but I discovered that ...
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DEBIAN-likes to detect the keyboard layout

I would like to find out the current keyboard layout of a debian-like OS. env-var? /etc/? locales? Context: __ Playing around with RFID reader in serial, using python to output to console through ...