How to change Linux language

Question :

how to change Linux from English to French. ?

i have tested this methode in My Fedora/Centos test machines and its workking fine .

Answer :

Go to


make backup of the file i18n

cp  i18n   i18n.backup

view i18n


if you want to change to french chnage En_US with fr_FR (fr = french ; FR= France)

save and exit

reboot and enjoy your new language :)

  • peter

    how to change austrumi linux to english

  • Diego Vieira

    didn’t worked on centos