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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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Meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION environment variable

Just out of curiosity, what is the meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION? The reason I am asking is, that a fresh US-English installation of Linux Mint (I guess Ubuntu would be the same), located in ...
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Changing keyboard layout

I want to change the keyboard layout from US to UK through the terminal on my Linux machine. I'm running CentOS 6.4. I have tried using the loadkeys uk method, but it doesn't change the layout. It is ...
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Use a modern locale, but retain asciibetical sorting?

I bought a new laptop (an Ideapad Yoga), and put Linux Mint on it. Everything seems to be working well, but Mint's default LOCALE settings for my language choice (en-CA... not sure why CA when I'm in ...
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How to define a custom locale?

I want to define a custom locale with my own calendar settings. In this locale, we set a specified year as the first year. For example, if I define a en_UNIX.UTF-8, I'd like to set AD 1970 as year 1, ...
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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968". I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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Changing locale language in Gentoo Linux

I am trying to switch from French to English. I did: export LANG="en_EN.UTF-8" env-update I appears to work, but when I open a new SSH window it remains in French!
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UTF-8 locale portability (and ssh)

I spend a lot of my time sshed into various machines, all of which are different (some are embedded, some run Linux, some run BSD, &c.). On my own local machines, however, i use OS X, which of ...
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How to use LC_MESSAGES=C with gcc every time?

Currently I'm using Ubuntu with my system locale and language set to Japanese. However I'd like to have it always displaying gcc messages in English as it would be easier for me. I found here if I ...
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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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locale: What is the LANGUAGE variable used for? (and when?)

I am trying to understand the locales used in Linux. On my Ubuntu 11.10 system locale puts out the following: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC="en_DK.UTF-8" ...
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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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Linux - Forcing 24-hour locale?

Is there any way to force 24-hour time in my locale (for example, 14:00) instead of 12-hour time (2:00 PM)? I use the en_US locale with a UTF-8 character set on Arch Linux, but this shouldn't matter, ...
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Why “LANG=C”? (not D or E or F)

In order to turn off localisation features one should set LANG environment variable to "C". Why "C"? Where it came from?
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Kubuntu KDE Language Mixup

I installed Kubuntu 9.04 with Dutch as the language setting. However, when I first started, everything was actually in English. In the system settings -> region and language I set the system language ...