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SDB:Change system wide character set

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To change the system wide character set from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-15 you should edit the following files:

vi /etc/sysconfig/language

vi /etc/bash.bashrc.local

export LANG=de_DE@euro
export LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

This works after next login.

vi /etc/sysconfig/console


The new console character set works after system reboot.


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  • The above sets the default language to German, for English

replace the three occurrences of de_DE@euro with en_IE@euro