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Hi,

I’m running my CentOS 7 desktop in french. LANG is set to fr_FR.UTF-8.

In GNOME 3, the menu entries are listed in alphabetical order. Unfortunately, entries beginning with an accented character (like
“Éditeur de texte”) appear at the bottom of the list.

I know that in order to correct this, I have to set the LC_COLLATE
variable to fr_FR.UTF-8. What would be a sensible place to do this system-wide under CentOS 7?

Cheers,

Niki

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  • Hi,

    to my knowledge

    echo “LC_COLLATE=fr_FR.UTF-8” >> /etc/locale.conf

    is the right way to do that.

    Regards, Michael

    Am 15.02.2015 um 08:43 schrieb Niki Kovacs:

  • Le 15/02/2015 16:38, Michael Volz a écrit :

    Thanks! If I remember correctly, CentOS 5.x and 6.x had an
    /etc/sysconfig/i18n file for that.

    Cheers,

    Niki


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  • Le 15/02/2015 16:38, Michael Volz a écrit :

    Unfortunately that didn’t work. Putting LC_COLLATE in /etc/locale.conf does nothing.

    Now what?


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  • Hi together,

    CentOS 7 uses localectl to manage the locales. But they are stored in
    /etc/locale.conf. You can either set them manually in that file or use

    localectl set-locale LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=fr_FR

    to do that. Using localectl immediatly applies the change without the need to restart the system. It seems that fr_FR.UTF-8 is not a valid locale for LC_COLLATE, as indeed it is not accepted by localectl, fr_FR
    is however.

    Regards Michael

    Am 16.02.2015 um 11:22 schrieb Mehdi Maache:

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