[mythtv-users] How to set MythTV locale

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 21:01:59 UTC 2011

> For that, use mythfrontend -p and then select the one you want and save
> it--regardless of what seems selected.  I'm pretty sure that it showed
> en_GB because you told it to prompt you and, at the time when we ask for
> language, we haven't yet contacted the database, so it uses your system
> (non-MythTV) locale settings to determine the most appropriate one.  It
> must ask for locale, first, so the we can ask questions about where to
> find the backend/database using the right language.  So, if you just
> save the one you want (and specify the same host name that your system
> normally uses), it will save the desired locale to the database once
> you've selected the backend/database.

Thanks for the reply Mike.  I think you're right, when I imported by
old database I ended up with the wrong locale in the database and when
I subsequently reran mythfrontend I probably never saved the new
language setting.

It's working now.



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