> On Apr 14, 2018, at 3:10 PM, John Ralls <jra...@ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> On Apr 14, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Alen Siljak <alen.sil...@gmx.com> wrote:
>>> I think that the currency offered on the accounts page is the currency of 
>>> the root account. That’s set when you create a new book with File>New and 
>>> its default is the default currency in Preferences. Once it’s set for a 
>>> book it can’t be changed in the GUI.
>> Thanks for the info, John. I was hoping it was that easy. But... Here are a 
>> few interesting details:
>> - I wanted to convert my XML book to SQLite and modify the root-account 
>> currency. However, I see no other book format options besides xml. GnuCash 
>> was installed from the default OpenSuse repo.
>> - Checked one of the SQLite backup files and the root account is already in 
>> EUR commodity.
>> - The summary line at the bottom of the Accounts window is showing all the 
>> amounts in Euros, respecting the default currency setting, it seems.
>> But the list of columns that can be added to the Accounts window still only 
>> contains the locale currency (GBP).
>> Changing the system default language also had no effect on the currency 
>> displayed here.
>> I was going to check the config directory but I see no ~/.config/gnucash.
> Having only the XML backend indicates that you haven't installed either 
> libdbi or the dbd driver packages.
> Language and locale are separate. Currency, numeric separators, time formats, 
> etc. are locale settings. If you launch GnuCash from the command line you can 
> set the locale for it with e.g. LANG=de_DE gnucash. If you use a desktop icon 
> it's easier to set it in /usr/share/etc/gnucash/environment. It's about 
> halfway down and says # LANG = nl_BE. Remove the # and set it to your locale 
> of choice. If you want the same language just uncomment the following line. 
> If you want a different language, uncomment the following line and replace 
> {LANG} with a comma-separated list of two-letter language codes in order of 
> preference, e.g. fr,de,en.
> Is this 2.6.something or 3.0? For 2.6.something the config directory is 
> ~/.gnucash.
> Are you sure you selected the Choose radio button in 
> Preferences>Accounts>Default Currency?

Oh, and I just noticed the tooltip for that radio button says "Use this 
currency as the default for new accounts", so I'm likely mistaken and it does 
less than I thought.

John Ralls

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