Control the system locale - localectl

Control the system locale and keyboard layout settings. More information: localectl.

  • Show the current settings of the system locale and keyboard mapping:


  • List available locales:

localectl list-locales

  • Set a system locale variable:

localectl set-locale {{LANG}}={{en_US.UTF-8}}

  • List available keymaps:

localectl list-keymaps

  • Set the system keyboard mapping for the console and X11:

localectl set-keymap {{us}}