Change Locale Language

  • To see list of available locales type following in terminal
locale -a
  • Now to change the locale type
export LANG=<some_locale>

For Example to change to English locale do the following

export LANG="en_US.UTF-8"

Type locale in terminal to confirm the change.

This sets the locale to English for CURRENT CONSOLE only.

Applications started from this console will open in English locale, If you open a new console or start application from somewhere else then it will open in default system Language.