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en_ID Indonesian English Locale Project

Yatti supports the development of an English for Indonesia locale for Linux (en_ID).

While English is not widely spoken in Indonesia as a proportion of its total population, it is still used widely in business and the professions and by the urban middle class.

Probably 3-5% of Indonesia's 255 million people use English on a daily basis, or three times the English-speaking population of Singapore.

The en_ID locale conforms to Indonesian standards relating to country codes, currency, time and date formats.

The en_ID locale is currently used as a secondary default in the Ubuntu Indonesia distro.

The en_ID locale file is located here.

To install the locale on a Linux server or desktop system, open a terminal as the root user and enter the following:

wget -O en_ID.txt http://yatti.id/en_ID/en_ID
localedef -i en_ID.txt --charmap=UTF-8 en_ID.UTF-8
locale-gen "en_ID.UTF-8"
export LC_LANG=en_ID.UTF-8
export LC_TIME=en_ID.UTF-8
echo 'LANG="en_ID.UTF-8"'   > /etc/default/locale
echo 'LANGUAGE="en_ID:en"' >> /etc/default/locale
update-locale LANG="en_ID.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="en_ID:en"

Submissions for improvements to this locale should be directed to info@yatti.id.

Indonesian English Spelling Dictionary for LibreOffice

Yatti supports the development of the Indonesian English spelling dictionary for LibreOffice.

Extension for LibreOffice is located here.