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Re: BTS: howto reassign a bug

Yes I've changed the french entry in the locale.alias file and it works. So
now I agree this is not a gdm bug. But gdm is the only one to use this

The file etc/locale.alias comes from the base/locales package.
I don't understand where's the problem.
Is this a locales bug or another package ?
I don't understand why X11 need to understand the locale ?


Le mar, 10 jui 2001 16:16:14, jcdubacq@info.unicaen.fr a écrit :
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, christophe barbé wrote:
> > I've done the following :
> > rm /etc/environment
> > touch /etc/environment
> > apt-get install gdm
> > /etc/init.d/gdm start
> > choosen french language
> > login as normal user
> > and ... gnome start in english !
> > 
> > So my conclusion is that it's a debian gdm bug.
> > I can set my locale normally for startx and xdm but not with gdm.
> No. It's probably a X11 bug. Let me guess/explain.
> gdm declares language using aliases in /etc/locale.alias
> So it declares a french language reading this file. It uses the
> fr_FR.ISO-8859-1 alias (just read the file).
> BUT, there is a bug in X11 (I submitted this as 76906 initially).
> The expected locale (for X11) is fr_FR.ISO8859-1 so that when
> used, the locale is not recognized. X11 falls back to the "C" locale,
> thus making all panel applications in gnome being in english.
> Just try: export LANG=fr_FR.ISO8859-1; gnotes-applet (or any other
> applet). If the applet is (correctly) in French, then you can submit a
> new bug to xlibs (to be merged with others). The (quick and
> dirty) bugfix is to edit /etc/locale.alias to rewrite
> fr_FR.ISO-8859-1 in fr_FR.ISO8859-1
> Good luck.
> -- 
> Jean-Christophe Dubacq -- ATER en informatique à l'université de Caen

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