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autoyast language configuration

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SuSE Linux Enterprise autoyast installation.


Using an autoyast installation you want to enforce a specific encoding for the configured language.
For example for the language en_US you would like to have the language encoding set to:

You try to specify this in autoyast via:

< language>en_US.ISO-8859-1

But this give you a completely different language and encoding after the installation.


Unfortunately autoyast does currently not support setting a specific encoding.
The setting:

is considered to be invalid by autoyast and a default language will be used instead.
You can only specify a language that way, e.g.:


would be a valid setting.
In order to enforce a specific encoding after the installation you can edit the file:


and set RC_LANG manually, e.g.:


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  • Document ID:3027227
  • Creation Date: 29-Nov-2007
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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