Important Packages are these (replace
de with your langauge's ISO code):
Basic language support:
More language support:
To find more application's language use:
aptitude search -- -de$
I recommend always to install the english, too, i.e.
sudo apt-get install language-pack-en
The have all locales (re)generated, do
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
To make your language the default, edit
/etc/default/locale to set
LANG to whatever seems appropriate from
But don't trust Java JREs to get that right, rather tell your application somethink like this:
From: IBCL BLog.
Originally posted: 2008-04-07