Subject: Re: Locales (was Re: switching to -current: dangerous ?)
To: Eric Jacoboni <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/20/2001 21:54:35
On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 06:20:19PM +0200, Eric Jacoboni wrote:
> Yep. Now, i've a working NetBSD and my scanner is recognized. But i
> don't still figure out how to configure locales. In FreeBSD and other
> Unix, i used to type something like:
> $ export LANG=fr_FR.ISO8859-1   (or LC_ALL instead of LANG)
> then, commands like 'date' was in my mother tongue, some command
> messages too (although the translations are sometimes funny ;-) )
> It doesn't work with NetBSD. Should i therefore conclude that locale
> support is still at the development stage ? If so, i'm ready to help.

For NetBSD you want export LANG=fr
Then most error messages are in french; however the 'date' command doesn't
honnor this, it seems.

Manuel Bouyer <>