LOCALE-GEN(8)                                       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 localisation 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
          special 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


          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 definition that is to be built.

          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, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover

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