Strange behavior with locale settings
After I upgraded from woody to sid, I found problems with displaying
Chinese in X. Initially I thought it's related to x-ttcidfont-conf, but
that proves to be not the case.
Later on I spot the problem to be caused by xlib, as when I launch
XEmacs it reports an xim-xlib warning saying that it cannot set locale
and is using C instead.
Thought all the required gb2312 fonts are available under X, as
evidenced with "xlsfonts", some gnome applications cannot make use of
it, such as gnome-pim.
In short, I cannot make use of XIM server such as Chinput except with
crxvt-gb and some applications cannot correctly display Chinese.
When I comment "export LANG=zh_CN.GB2312" or "export
LANGUAGE=zh_CN.GB2312" and uncomment "export LC_ALL=zh_CN.GB2312", all
problems disappear except one.
That is, Emacs and XEmacs cannot recognize file pathnames in the Dired
buffer: complaining that "No file on this line". I regularly use
(X)Emacs and disabling this feature is very frustrating to me.
Solutions: 1. How to make it work properly with "LANG" setting rather
2. Alternatively, how to make (X)Emacs work properly with
the "LC_ALL=zh_CN.GB2312" setting?
Comments are most welcome!