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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  localisa
       tion  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 spe
       cial 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 defini
       tion that is to be built.

       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
       published  by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections,
       no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


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