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JHan Offline

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Posted: Jan. 29 2008,16:05 QUOTE

How to localizate DSL into russian. I meen console, XWindow, Fonts for X programs? Write here your solution and help me. I like dsl very much. But in Ukraine students like his language (russian, ukraine) and want to see all text in russian. How can I do it?
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Posted: Jan. 29 2008,16:13 QUOTE

The first thing would be to get the language data for your locale (the one in /usr/share/locale) and a file called locale-archive (usually in /usr/lib/locale) from Knoppix 3.4. These would enable the libraries and core programs that have a translation to output in your language. This would enable localized time format too.
After that, add
export LANG=ru_RU.ISO-8859-9
to both /etc/bashrc and /etc/profile, changing it to be appropriate (I have no idea of the russian character set). This makes your language the default.

The default font dirs are in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11, so add your fonts there, and they will be found.

For programs in DSL that don't have translations, you could first check if there is one, and if there is, compile the translation and copy it to /usr/share/locale/ru. If not, you would need to translate yourself.
For the scripts, translating yourself is the only option.

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Posted: Feb. 03 2008,22:15 QUOTE

And don't forget documentation!

A translation of the wiki into russian would be very welcome! :)
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