Japanese Language Settings for RHEL 6.x / CentOS 6.x

You can create an image of the English Linux OS provided by the service and use it in Japanese.

Supported OS:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x 64bit (English) (x is a number)
  • CentOS 6.x 64bit (English) (x is a number)

Log in to the virtual server that you want to use in Japanese and configure the following settings:

Time Zone Settings

Change the setting of the time zone to "Asia/Tokyo."

  1. Change the time zone setting in /etc/sysconfig/clock as shown below.

  2. Overwrite /etc/localtime with the following command:

    # cp -f /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Tokyo /etc/localtime

Checking the System Clock

Execute the following command and confirm that the setting of the system clock is set to "UTC."

# cat /etc/adjtime 
0.000069 1423210340 0.000000 

Changing the Language

Change the language setting in /etc/sysconfig/i18n as shown below.


Changing the Keyboard Layout

Change /etc/sysconfig/keyboard as shown below.


Reflecting Changed Settings

When you have completed all of the changes, shut down the virtual server and make sure that it has entered SHUTOFF state before you start it.

Important: Because settings may not be reflected if you restart, you must shut down the system entirely and then start it.