This is another short blog post. Since I have migrated to debian from arch linux I had some minor problems. The most annoying problem for, as a german, was that the `cal` command had the first weekday set to sunday…​ IMO that should be easy to fix. Haha…​ This is what I tried:

1. Set the environment variable `LC_TIME` to something like `de_DE.UTF-8`. The month names became german, but the first weekday did not change.

2. I studied the manpage and discovered the flag `-M`. I got an exit code `64` and the help page of the `cal` tool. WTF?!?!.

3. I studied the manpage `locale` and also read some cross referenced manpages, since I had the opinion that my environment variables are wrong. No solution found…​

4. Coincidentally, I realized, that there are two commands!! There also is `ncal`, which is mentioned in the SYNOPSIS section of the `cal` manpage. I have no idea why this command is there. It does almost the same and it correctly interprets `LC_TIME`. The only thing to remember is to supply the `-b` flag in order to generate the same output as `cal`. I have set an alias in my `fish` config like this:

`alias cal="ncal -b"`

Now my calendars render correctly again! No idea why such an oddysee was necessary…​ Here is the result:

```$env LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 /usr/bin/cal März 2017 So Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31$ env LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 /usr/bin/ncal -b
März 2017
Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa So
1  2  3  4  5
6  7  8  9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31```

Really annoying…​