LPI Linux Certification/Localisation and internationalisation

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Detailed Objectives[edit]

(LPIC-1 Version 5.0)


Weight: 3


Description: Candidates should be able to localize a system in a different language than English. As well, an understanding of why LANG=C is useful when scripting.


Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Configure locale settings and environment variables.
  • Configure timezone settings and environment variables.


The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • /etc/timezone
  • /etc/localtime
  • /usr/share/zoneinfo/
  • LC_*
  • LC_ALL
  • LANG
  • TZ
  • /usr/bin/locale
  • tzselect
  • timedatectl
  • date
  • iconv
  • UTF-8
  • ISO-8859
  • ASCII
  • Unicode