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Re: German 'umlaute' in gnome(-terminal)

Johannes Rohr <j.rohr@gmx.de> writes:

> Ole Laursen <olau@hardworking.dk> writes:


> > > GDM 2.4.x uses /etc/environment (not by sourcing it but through
> > > pam_env.so). I don't know about older versions, though.
> > 
> > Are you sure it works? If it worked, wouldn't GDM 2.4 speak the
> > language specified in /etc/environment?
> The LANG setting from /etc/environment is used for the session, but
> unfortunately not for the GDM greeter, which is a seperate programme.

OK, you're sure. I didn't test it, just thought there might be a

> I don't know if the Greeter's inability to set the UI language could
> also be cured by adding an appriopriate file to /etc/pam.d, but
> possibly it doesn't even use pam as it doesn't conduct any
> authentication.
> So here the easiest workaround is to add
> set -a
> . /etc/environment
> set +a
> to /usr/bin/gdm.
> Unfortunately this is overwritten by any upgrade, so probably Sean
> should patch the file from debian/rules or better upstream should fix
> this.

Sean, are you reading this? :-)

Ole Laursen

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