LOCALE-GEN(8)               System Manager's Manual              LOCALE-GEN(8)

       locale-gen -- generates localisation files from templates


       This manual page documents briefly the locale-gen command.

       By  default,  the  locale  package  which provides the base support for
       localisation of libc-based programs does not contain  usable  localisa-
       tion  files  for  every  supported language. This limitation has became
       necessary because of the substantial size of such files and  the  large
       number  of languages supported by libc. As a result, Debian uses a spe-
       cial mechanism where we prepare the actual localisation  files  on  the
       target host and distribute only the templates for them.

       locale-gen is a program that reads the file /etc/locale.gen and invokes
       localedef for the chosen localisation profiles.  Run  locale-gen  after
       you have modified the /etc/locale.gen file.


       The main configuration file, which has a simple format: every line that
       is not empty and does not begin with a # is treated as a locale defini-
       tion that is to be built.


       A  directory  containing  locale.gen snippets provided by language-pack
       packages.  Do not edit these manually,  they  will  be  overwritten  on
       package upgrades.

       localedef(1), locale(1), locale.gen(5).

       This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch <blade@debian.org> for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used  by  others).   Permission  is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
       of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version
       published  by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections,
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