Re: What happened with locale support?
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > 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.
> Sure? I expereinced problems with gdm and that program does not
> start with any locale set but instead you choose the language from
> the menu and it stores it inside its own config file. But since
> upgrading libc6 it doe not work anymore.
It looks like something changed in libc6, but the real bug is in XFree
not supporting the correct syntax for locales.
Btw, gdm sets the LANG variable. However, /etc/environment also sets
this variable. I'd like to understand fully how the setting is done.