[freebsd 10]language

Patrick Lamaiziere patfbsd at davenulle.org
Mon Feb 10 11:32:07 UTC 2014

Le Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:58:01 +0100,
Eric Rapilly <vieux.bedouin at orange.fr> a écrit :

> Hi there. Sorry to disturb you. I did install a freebsd 10 on an
> intel i3 machine, but I'm an old newbie with unix, and i'have got
> some problems with this O.S.
> First of all, it's all english american, included GUI (gnome 2) and I 
> prefer my natural language, i.e French. I tried to find some
> information on the net, but what i did find does'nt look to be
> convenient.Could you please help me ? thanks any way.

Most GUI are in french without problem, you must set your locale and
sometime install language packages (for example for LibreOffice or

See (a bit outdated)

The handbook

(smae in english, I don't know if french version is up to date)

Here for Xfce I've just in my $/.xinitrc:

export LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859-15
export LANG=fr_FR.ISO8859-15

Anyway, most of the base system and the documentation is in english.


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