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2.3 Setting the Locale through Environment Variables

As a user, if your language has been installed for this package, in the simplest case, you only have to set the LANG environment variable to the appropriate ‘ll_CC’ combination. For example, let's suppose that you speak German and live in Germany. At the shell prompt, merely execute ‘setenv LANG de_DE (in csh), ‘export LANG; LANG=de_DE (in sh) or ‘export LANG=de_DE (in bash). This can be done from your .login or .profile file, once and for all.