Recently, I was given a Virtual Machine development appliance to work with. The machine was running Debian which I like but it had been installed in French which I … dislike. First, I find Debian to be not so well translated and I’d rather use it in English. Second, I use qwerty keyboards so the French keyboard layout didn’t suit me at all.

Anyway, just as a reminder, here are the commands to edit these settings :

Change the language with

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dpkg-reconfigure locales

Change the default keyboard layout

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dpkg-reconfigure console-data
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

That’s it, much more comfortable…

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