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  1. Use the eyeglass icon on your dock to search for 'System Preferences'
  2. Open the first result
  3. Find and select the Language & Text tab
  4. Find and select the Formats subtab
  5. Locate the Region drop-down menu
  6. Make a note of your current locale settings
  7. Select a region and close the window
  8. You may need to restart your computer, even if you don't receive a prompt telling you so
  9. Repeat steps 1-6 to make sure your changes have taken affect


  1. Install Windows
  2. Refer to Windows instructions


  1. Open a command console
  2. Type locale to show your current locale. Make a note of this
  3. Navigate to /etc/locale.gen. Uncomment the line with the name of your desired locale
  4. Back in your console, type locale-gen to regenerate the list of locales