Re: Problem with iso8859 on xterm/with man(1)
On Thu, May 17, 2001, Cyrille Artho <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Good ol' ANSI when setlocale() has failed
> Also, why isn't latin1 or UTF-8 default after installation?
A.) Debian is a multilingual distribution. Why not latin2 or Japanese
encodings? We are too Western-European biased. Besides North Americans
resist to shift from ANSI. It's OK to leave the sysadmin decide.
B.) In the new glibc you have to create the locales you need:
B.1) Uncomment the lines you need in /etc/locale.gen
B.2) Execute (as root) /usr/sbin/locale-gen
> How do I fix this system-wide (for all users)?
First try the new locales on a console, for instance
or your language till you see the messages in German.
Then add them to /etc/environment or /etc/profile
The C locales and the Xlib locales are not the same and sometimes they
seem to conflict. Any suggestion?
btw, in debian-l10n-spanish we are discussing a move to ISO-8859-15
(how if not are we going to input and display the Euro?). Is it being
considered by other national groups?
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