Hello everybody. I hope you can help me or just put me on the right path.
I’ve got a problem with my fresh Leap 15.2 (using KDE Plasma). During installation I set the system language to Russian, but after some time it finished (a couple of hours I think) some strange bug appeared: it seems like system just looses the set language if I quit the current session or (sometimes) just lock the screen. At first I thought that it was some keyboard layout problem (since it suddenly refused to toggle when pressing hot keys), but then I tried to play with language settings I noticed that it looks like Russian language just disappeared from system.
It can be fixed if I go to language options in Yast2, choose another main language (English, for example) + check the box about the keyboard adoptation and then, when everything’s done, change it all back (choose the Russian language and adopt the keyboard to Russian). But doing this everytime is really annoying. Perhaps it can be fixed somehow globally?
The last time glibc was updated something changed in the handling of RC-LANG. Before on my machine it should set to nl_NL.UTF-8, just as the other locale variables. After the update, suddenly the right-click menu appeared in English. Going back to the previous glibc version fixed the problem.
Looking further into this I found out that in glibc from this version the RC-LANG (and only LANG!) should be set to nl_NL.utf8 (utf8 in lowercase, no hyphen) to function.
Go into Yast -> sysconfig -> System -> Environment -> Language -> RC-LANG and change the value.
Write it down somewhere, because I expect it will be corrected sometime in the future.
+1, helped a lot, as i making a new box for this version to test all clients website if all goes well this will be used as production, has troubled with the previous version but this version is much easier i think(not sure what went wrong in my previous attempt lol).
RC_LANG or the system language has nothing to do with which keyboard layout is used.
That can be configured separately, systemwide in YaST->Hardware->System Keyboard Layout or the localectl command line tool, or in KDE/Plasma’s systemsettings5->Input Devices->Keyboard for the user (that overrides the system-wide setting on login).
Do you maybe have ibus installed? That may interfere with the usual keyboard settings.
I would recommend to uninstall it (the package “ibus”, not “libibus”) if you are using Plasma (which has ibus support built-in anyway).