I have dived several times into the labyrinthine locales configuration system, reading man pages and browsing the Internet. Every blog/tutorial/Q&A I read is either incomplete, adventurous, hyper complex, risky, contradictory, erroneous, incomprehensible, out of the case explanation, or all of them at the same time, and never explain how to undo the changes they suggest.
When installing a normal Ubuntu desktop, I want these reasonable settings:
- A certain keyboard model, in a certain language with certain options.
- A certain (different) language for default user folders, for the system and programs.
- A certain (different) language for numeric (thousands and decimals notation) format.
- A certain (different) language for dates format (the same as the keyboard language, in my case)
- And, last but not least, I'd like the desktop calendar to consider weeks starting at monday rather than sunday.
To configure these few things is something super simple in Windows, but in Ubuntu it seems to be a freaking nightmare.
For EXAMPLE, I may want:
- A certain Apple keyboard for Spain with its special symbols.
- All the system: names, messages, help info, applications,
buttons…, in English.
- Dots to separate decimals and commas to separate thousands (not the
- Date formats in a certain Spanish format.
- Weeks starting at Monday in the desktop calendar.
Can anybody help?
I am still waiting for an answer to this common problem.
Is there no clear simple way to do it?