Re: No Umlauts in Gnome Apps
First, I want to apologize for breaking the thread, but I accidentally
deleted the original message...
I see this as a general problem with Debian. The locale system doesn't
really cover everything needed. Say, it works well as long as you
survive with only C as locale. I would file a bug but I don't know if
this is a locale or some gtk package problem.
I had the same problem earlier (but with öäå, locale fi_FI), and this is
Edit /etc/environment or apt-get install localeconf so that the result
is (replace fi_FI@euro with your own locale: de_DE@euro):
Now you'll have working special chars in traditional terminals as well
as in GTK apps, but:
-Some GTK apps like gnome-terminal don't work (I use xterm instead,
which gives öäå)
-Other apps start slowly, eg gedit (30 sec. of 100 % CPU usage), but
-Gnome starts up a bit slower (stops for an extra 5 secs on
Windowmanager of I remember correctly).
-Some Gnome gunctions are really f:d up, like changing icons for
launchers. These crash on you completely.
If you explicitly set LC_MESSAGES to your own locale, you'll end up
seeing your Gnome in German...
Hope this helps!
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