Changing the Locale
You can change the locale if the default locale does not meet your requirements.
To find the locale, run the the
localectl System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: n/a X11 Layout: n/a
To change the locale, choose the languages that you want from
/usr/share/locale/locale.alias, add them to
/etc/locale-gen.conf, and then regenerate the locale list by running the following command as root:
Finally, run the following command to set the new locale, replacing the example (
en_US.UTF-8) with the locale that you require:
localectl set-locale LANG="de_CH.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="de_CH.UTF-8"
Changing the keyboard layout
See which keymaps are currently available on your system:
If the response to that command is the all-too-common
Couldn't find any console keymaps, install the key tables files and utilities:
tdnf install kbd
You should now be able to find a keymap matching your keyboard. As an example, here I’m searching for the German keyboard layout (so I’m expecting something with
de in the name) used in Switzerland:
localectl list-keymaps | grep de
... de-latin1 de-latin1-nodeadkeys de-mobii de_CH-latin1 de_alt_UTF-8 ...
de_CH-latin1 seems to be what we’re looking for, so change your current layout to that keymap:
localectl set-keymap de_CH-latin1
and confirm that the change has been made:
localectl System Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8 VC Keymap: de_CH-latin1 X11 Layout: n/a