Re: What happened with locale support?
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Petr Cech wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 04:44:05PM +0100 , Michael Meskes wrote:
> > I know Ben said something will change but I do not exactly remeber what. And
> > locale support definitely does not work anymore for me since installing
> > libc6 & locales 2.1.97-1. IIRC I have to enable my locale somewhere, but
> > where?
> no, you don't. And locales in 2.1.97 worked just fine. Haven't had time to
> upgrade to 2.2 yet :)
I disagree. Locales don't work fine anymore since I installed libc6
2.1.97-1. Xlib makes a translation of lacales in its own private format
(see file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir and .alias), and
libc6 doesn(t provide any more (at least, experimentally) an equivalence
between ISO-8859-1 (for the charset) and ISO8859-1 (expected by Xlib).
It did before, because I didn't have these warnings:
rebma ~ $ LANG=fr_FR.ISO-8859-1 gnome-terminal
Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
rebma ~ $ LANG=fr_FR.ISO8859-1 gnome-terminal
rebma ~ $
So something changed in the locale management. But who is in fault (Xlib
or libc6) I can't say. My sources say it should be ISO-8859-1, but the
files used by xlib have been that way since a long time.