blog: Debian: Setting english as default language while keeping german time

If you have chosen the MATE Desktop Environment on debian, setting the language while keeping german time/date settings is a little tricky:

"dkpg-reconfigure locales" also sets the date and time to US American, if you choose en_US.UTF-8 as locale... so what you do is the following

  1. Generate the locale via editing /etc/locale.gen and running locale-gen
  2. export the LANGUAGE, LANG and LC_TIME variables with your chosen locales in /etc/profile
  3. AND also edit /etc/default/locale to contain those variables
2015-03-16 23:47