How to check and set locale settings Ubuntu / Debian

This is useful when you need to install apps that require precise locale settings..


From a terminal run:

nano /etc/locale.gen


You will get something like this


en_GB ISO-8859-1

en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8

en_GB.ISO-8859-15 ISO-8859-15

en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8

# aa_DJ ISO-8859-1

# aa_DJ.UTF-8 UTF-8

# aa_ER UTF-8

# aa_ER@saaho UTF-8

# aa_ET UTF-8



Valid locale settings are en_GB.UTF-8 , en_US.UTF-8