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Changing system language / correcting RDP keyboard layout


TLXOS 4.8.0 / TMS 8.2.0 and later provide an option to change the client-side language setting (LANG environment variable), which is used to select an appropriate language (if possible) for the main application, and is also used by FreeRDP 2 to determine what remote (Windows) keyboard should be used.

To change the Linux language in an earlier version of TLXOS, you must SSH to the device as root (by using TMS to upload an SSH public key and then SSHing using the corresponding private key, see separate SSH knowledgebase article for more information) and enter "dpkg-reconfigure locales".  You should select a UTF-8 option - in most cases something like xx_XX.UTF-8, e.g. de_DE.UTF-8.  Reboot your device afterward to ensure that settings are saved to permanent storage.

In TLXOS RePC 4.6.1, we ran out of space in the base AUFS layer of the root filesystem (/actualroot) and had to remove the locales package in order to make room for the latest versions of essential packages, so for RePC 4.6.1 only you will need to install the locales package first using "apt-get install locales (there will be room for that, because it gets installed in the middle AUFS layer (/config) instead).  RePC 4.7.0 and later do not have this issue because we changed the /actualroot filesystem type to one that supports compression (Reiser4).

The most commonly used applications (Citrix Workspace App and VMware Horizon Client) only support a few languages: German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean (Horizon Client only) and Russian (Workspace App only).


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Article ID: 9
Category: Workarounds for Old Versions
Date added: 2019-05-29 00:21:47
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