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German umlauts – setting locales on Raspberry Pi

2013/05/10

sudo dpkg-reconfigure
select de_DE@UTF-8 UTF8

-> reboot

But t de_DE is in the supported locals list.
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ locale -a
C
C.UTF-8
POSIX
de_DE.utf8
en_GB.utf8

cat /etc/default/locale gives
# File generated by update-locale
#LANG=en_GB.UTF-8

check the currentlocals setting
locale
shows everything is set to posix , which is 7 Bit Ascii
LANG=
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE=”POSIX”
LC_NUMERIC=”POSIX”
LC_TIME=”POSIX”
LC_COLLATE=”POSIX”
LC_MONETARY=”POSIX”
LC_MESSAGES=”POSIX”
LC_PAPER=”POSIX”
LC_NAME=”POSIX”
LC_ADDRESS=”POSIX”
LC_TELEPHONE=”POSIX”
LC_MEASUREMENT=”POSIX”
LC_IDENTIFICATION=”POSIX”
LC_ALL=

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