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       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 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
       definition 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 <> 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
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