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Old 21st April 2007, 18:44
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Default FreeBSD localisation

I found how to fix the Perl problem in FreeBSD:


Set the environment variables LANG and MM_CHARSET in /etc/csh.login. (There are other places to do this but I used this - it worked!)

The list of locales are in:


Make sure you spell the locale exactly. If you get the spelling wrong (mix up - and _) it will not work.
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Old 7th August 2007, 22:40
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Originally Posted by charles_elwood
It's also useful to check you have language-pack-?? installed, as that provides the actual locales. English speakers will most likely want language-pack-en.
This was the problem in my case. language-pack-en-base was not installed.
apt-get install language-pack-en-base
fixed it.
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Old 11th October 2007, 14:40
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I found that a mixture of these cleared up this problem for me...

apt-get install locales localeconf
Select locales to be generated.

[*] en_GB ISO-8859-1[*] en_GB.ISO-8859-15 ISO-8859-15[*] en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
<-- Ok

Which locale should be the default in the system environment?<-- en_GB

Manage locale configuration files with debconf? <-- Yes
If you do not wish to use the default system locale <-- Ok
Environment settings that should override the default locale: <-- Blank
Replace existing locale configuration files? <-- Yes
If you are not sure  always supported. <-- Ok
Default system locale: <-- en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
Obviously you will have to choose your own countries locales, but installing the locales and localeconf is the way the way to go.
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