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 geocustoms(1M)                                               geocustoms(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      geocustoms - configure system language on multi-language systems

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      geocustoms[-l locale]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The geocustoms command manages default selection and retention/removal
      of multiple languages installed on "ignited" (Instant Ignition)
      systems.  The geocustoms command is executed at first-boot (see
      auto_parms(1M)) on ignited systems with multiple languages available.
      In subsequent sessions, invoking the command /usr/sbin/geocustoms
      starts geocustoms.  When invoked with no options, geocustoms runs
      interactively, either with a graphical display if the DISPLAY
      environment parameter is set and usable, otherwise with a terminal

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
           -l locale   Non-interactively set the LANG parameter, and all
                       other appropriate dependencies, based on the value of
                       locale.  (To view all locales available on the
                       system, run locale -a.) If the locale argument is not
                       a valid option for the system, an error message is
                       issued and the graphical or terminal user interface
                       (UI) appears, as if the -l option were not used.

      If the argument to the -l option is SET_NULL_LOCALE, locale parameters
      are set to NULL by default.  A null locale causes programs to execute
      without using localized message catalogs, which can increase system
      performance.  All HP-UX messages appear in English if the locale is
      set to NULL.

      The geocustoms command must be invoked by a user with appropriate

      If geocustoms is invoked directly by the user rather than
      automatically at first-boot, it might be necessary to log out and log
      in again for language changes to take effect.

    Environment Parameters
      The geocustoms command writes default values to system configuration
      files for the following environment parameters: LANG, LC_ALL,

    International Code Set Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      Native Language Support (NLS)

      If present, standard message catalogs reside in /usr/lib/nls and the
      geocustoms command uses them.  If standard message catalogs are not

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 geocustoms(1M)                                               geocustoms(1M)

      installed on the system, all messages appear in English, which is
      standard NLS behavior.

      All European languages for CDE (Common Desktop Environment) are
      supported.  For HP-UX 11i Version 1 this includes English, French,
      German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.  All prompts and logging
      messages are localized.

      Locale (Language Variant) names are always localized in accordance
      with standard NLS behavior.

      Note: NLS is extended to allow multiple "fonts" at the same time on
      the initial geocustoms graphical screen through use of bitmapped

 RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]
           0    Successful completion and/or clean exit from command.

           1    Command unable to complete all objectives.

 DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]
    Standard Output
      The non-interactive geocustoms command does not write to stdout.

    Standard Error    [Toc]    [Back]
      The geocustoms command writes to stderr and to /var/adm/sw/lang.log.
      It only writes to stderr in case of command line error or a request
      for syntax (the conventional -? option).  Any UI error messages appear
      via an error window.

    Logging    [Toc]    [Back]
      Both interactive and non-interactive sessions log summary events in

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      To set the default system language non-interactively to German:

           /usr/sbin/geocustoms -l de_DE.iso88591

 DEPENDENCIES    [Toc]    [Back]
      This product is designed for compatibility with releases including and
      after HP-UX 11.00 running a Common Desktop Environment (CDE).  No
      attempt was made to support the Visual User Environment (VUE).

      Note:  If language bundles are marked for removal it can cause a delay
      of several minutes in swagentd(1M) at the next system boot.

    Limitations    [Toc]    [Back]
      The geocustoms command does not do the following:

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 geocustoms(1M)                                               geocustoms(1M)

           +  Manage languages at the codeset level.

           +  Provide a user interface for Asian languages.

           +  Manage keyboard selection.

           +  Create or remove locale definitions.

           +  Provide a special interface for restoring or adding languages
              to the system from depots or media.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
           The command itself.

           Directory containing NLS language files, as discussed in Native
           Language Support above.

           System configuration files modified by geocustoms.

           Logfile created by geocustoms.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      The geocustoms command was developed by HP.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      locale(1), auto_parms(1M), swinstall(1M), swlist(1M), swremove(1M),

      POSIX.2, UNIX95 (SPEC1170 and XPG4).

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