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Re: Combine locales

From: Fredrik Salomonsson
Subject: Re: Combine locales
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 02:38:15 +0000

Hi Sergiu,

Sergiu Ivanov <> writes:

> Hi Fredrik,
> Fredrik Salomonsson <> [2022-09-25T01:35:12+0200]:
>> One thing I cannot figure out is how to setup the operating-system to
>> use English as the language but use Swedish for the date format. Similar
>> to what is described in Locale Names[0] in the libc manual.
>> I.e. on my foreign distro I have /etc/locale.conf define:
>> ---✀----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>> LC_TIME=sv_SE.UTF-8
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> In my operating-system configuration system I have:
>> ---✀----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> (operating-system
>>  ;;…
>>  (locale "en_US.utf8")
>>  (locale-definitions
>>   (list
>>    (locale-definition (name "en_US.utf8") (source "en_US") (charset "UTF-8"))
>>    (locale-definition (name "sv_SE.utf8") (source "sv_SE") (charset 
>> "UTF-8"))))
>>  ;;…
>> )
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I use a similar definition in operating-system, and I set up additional
> locale parameters in my Guix Home configuration, using the
> environment-variables field in home-bash-configuration [0].

It did not occur to me to put them in my bash configuration, that's

> I think it's fine if you launch everything from a shell, but it will
> probably not work if you extensively use a graphical
> desktop environment.
> [0]

Yeah, I'm launching sway from my bash profile so that worked out well.
However I couldn't use environment-variables, but instead I needed to
put them directly in bash-profile [0]. Otherwise they would be defined
below my snippet for launching sway and not be defined for the sway

It seems to be working now though, e.g. the clock in waybar now shows
the date in Swedish.

Thank you for the help!



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