Choose the correct language in Calamares
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We would like to change our language from English to French.
First you check if the desktop provides you an application – in settings or so to change the language.
Secondly we check if there is an application missing from Arch Linux repo’s or from AUR.
Thirdly we use the information from the Arch Wiki.
let us use the arch wiki
remember the word locale
The page you need now is the locale from Arch Wiki.
We recommend you see at least one video from an all-in-one Arch Linux installation. It provides you with all the essential information of your system.
Or you can just look at the Arch Way installation Phase 1 and look for the word locale.
We select the proper language in this long list.
sudo nano /etc/locale.gen
Then we generate a new language with
calamares added the language
at the bottom
sudo nano /etc/locale.conf
We change the language in this file and save it.
We unset the variabel LANG – no language afterwards anymore.
Not sure if the next line is still needed here – you will be the judge of that – I think it was the autologin lightdm that was playing tricks on me.
Than we reboot.
IF you use autologin
logout and log back in
do that even twice
If you autlogin, then log back out.
You may have to do this even twice before your language kicks in.