Last year I installed Rocky Linux 8 + KDE from EPEL on my dad’s laptop. My parents live in Austria and they speak german, so I localized the machine in german.
$ localectl status System Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8 VC Keymap: at-nodeadkeys X11 Layout: at X11 Variant: nodeadkeys
I will be using this laptop over the whole month of August to do some work. I’m used to have a french system and interface. So first I tried putting
export LANG in my
~/.bashrc, but this did nothing to KDE.
Then I found the corresponding entry in KDE’s System Settings, and now I have a partial success. KDE native applications like Dolphin and Kate display their menus in french as expected. On the other hand, apps like Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice still show up in german.
What’s the trick to have all my graphical environment use
fr_FR.UTF-8 without using
localectl (because my dad still needs his KDE in german) ?