This package is an attempt to setup the user's environment locale properly by
changing the user's
and other user's configuration files. The included program guides the user in
the definition of the locale by asking for his country and whether he desires
(or not) euro support. Those tasks that need to be taken aside (since the
program runs as an ordinary user it cannot change system-wide settings) are
presented to the user so he can (as superuser) make the appropriate changes.
The euro-support package is an attempt to provide appropriate system-wide configuration to represent the euro character easily in the Debian GNU/Linux operating system. This package provides this configuration in two ways:
Depending on the appropriate packages needed in order to have euro support.
Configuring the system upon installation in order to provide euro support.
NOTE: The second part is not yet built-in
There are currently three packages:
includes this document as well as the
includes the dependencies for providing euro icon in console environment
includes the dependencies for the X windows environment
There is a test program called
euro-test in the
euro-support package program provided in order for the user to see
if the euro symbol is properly represented in his system. This program has
been written in order to test if the system configuration is appropriate and
works both for the text console and the X graphic environment. Although
developed for the Debian GNU/Linux system it can be used in other GNU/Linux
operating systems in order to test for the euro support.
The goal of the program is to determine if/why the user's system provides the euro symbol. The information gathered could be used to manually configure the system properly together with this document.
There are also some packages (currently there is only a spanish version: the
user-euro-es package) that will fully customize the system's (not
the user's) enviroment in order to provide euro support. This packages will
(through the execution of a given command) modify the system's configuration
files (as explained below) and take the necessary steps to configure the
Administrators in a haste are encouraged to use this packages and run the
aforementioned scripts (
user-euro-es). However, users are encouraged to read through this
document in order to be forewarned of all the issues (some of which cannot be
This package is an attempt to setup the user's environment locale
Debian Euro HOWTO (Obsolete Documentation)version 1.2, june 4th 2003.