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1.  Introduction

2.  Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support

3.  Working with Languages and Locales

Locale Selection in GNOME Display Manager

How to Select a Locale in GNOME Desktop Manager

How to Start a Session in a Different Language

Setting the Locale in a Terminal Session

Composite Locales

Installing Additional Locales

Locale Facets

What Is a Facet?

Structure of Locale Facets

How to Add Language Support in Package Manager

Adding Language Support From the Command Line

Setting the System's Default Locale

Legacy Locales

Locale Aliasing

Locale Selection in the Installer

Locale Selection in the Automated Installer

Selecting Locales to Be Installed

Non UTF-8 Locales

Setting the Default System Locale, Keymap and Timezone

4.  Desktop Keyboard Preferences and Input Methods

5.  Configuring Fonts

6.  Advanced Topics

A.  Available Locales


Locale Selection in the Installer

The Oracle Solaris installer is localized, so speakers of any of the core languages can navigate through the installation using their native tongue. The second screen of the Oracle Solaris 11 Live CD enables the user to choose the language that will be used during the installation. Only the ten core languages are available.

Figure 3-1 Language Choices in the Installer

image:Language Choices in the Installer

This language selection also determines the default language support and other data formats for the installed system.

Regardless of the choice, all ten core locales are installed and available to the users. You can change the default by installing the Automated Installer to broaden or shorten the language scope. Alternatively a custom Live CD can be generated using the distro_const(1M) command.

Note - Localization for text installer is available only through the serial console and not through the physical console.