Bug#773687: mate-desktop-environment: language of MATE's UI depends on default locale of system, not on user's locale

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Fri Jan 16 11:47:43 UTC 2015

> 3. Set en_US.utf8 as the user's locale (according to Gentoo's wiki)

What way of setting the locale does Gentoo's wiki describe? I am bit surprised that you expect these instructions to apply to Debian without any conditions as well. Debian is obviously not Gentoo.

I fully agree with Mike. Setting the locale works as expected per user and session, we use this on a daily basis at work.

Just use a display manager like lightdm that supports choosing the locale per session and user while logging in. It works for as expected. Other display managers like mdm work as well.


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