Restore deleted locales by localepurge
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2019-08-23
2019
08-23
«restore locales/change user default locale»
  • reset locales:
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# choose locales to keep
dpkg-reconfigure localepurge

# reinstall files
apt-get --reinstall install `dpkg -S /usr/share/locale/it | tr -d , | sed -r 's/: .+$//'`

# choose locales to build and set the default one
dpkg-reconfigure locales
  • set a different user locale for the shell:
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echo "LANGUAGE=it"     >> ~/.profile
echo "LANG=it_IT.utf8" >> ~/.profile
  • set a different user locale for the display manager in ~/.dmrc:
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[Desktop]
Session=xfce
Language=it_IT.utf8

Source: Vitavonni, .profile settings, Debian wiki