[SWLUG] To Bach characters

Telsa Gwynne hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Fri Mar 24 11:40:22 UTC 2006

Ar Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 05:23:23PM +0000, ysgrifennodd Neil Jones:
> On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 16:58, Chris M. Jackson wrote:
> > 
> > Your compose map probably doesn't include them.  You need to change
> > your system locale to one which includes the characters (e.g. those
> > with UTF-8 encodings, such as en_GB.utf8, or, if you're /really/
> > desperate, ISO8859-14).  Failing that, the compose maps are hidden
> > somewhere in /usr (grep for "<Multi_key>"), and you might be able to
> > add it yourself to the compose map for the current locale (type
> > "locale" at a shell to find out what it is).
> Yes I get this output.
>  locale
> LANG=en_GB
> BUT how do I change it?

First it depends on whether the distro thinks there is such a
locale already. If not, you have to teach it that it exists,
via the localedef commands Chris supplied. You definitely need 
UTF-8 in the locale name, though: just "en_GB" or "cy_GB" won't do.

localedef is provided by glibc. I have the vague memory that Suse 
splits the glibc package up. If localedef doesn't appear to exist
on your system, you may need to find something like glibc-i18n off 
the CDs you installed from (and make sure the version numbers match :))


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