Re: LANG=C not English?
On 05/03/2008, Osamu Aoki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 06:54:50PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > On 02/03/2008, Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > Thanks, but how to set them?
> > >
> > >
> > > Short answer is not to set any of LC_* as system wide.
> > I don't recall ever setting them. I don't even know how.
> OK, I may have misinterpretted you.
> > > Since I like console to use English (UTF-8 so en_US.UTF-8) and X to use
> > > use several locales such as en_US.UTF-8 and ja_JP.UTF-8, I let gdm
> > > change locale. If you want to run any program under fancy locale, you
> > > can do it by:
> > >
> > > $ LANG=somelocale somecommand
> > >
> > > See more on
> > > http://people.debian.org/~osamu/pub/getwiki/html/ch02.en.html#langvariable
> > > http://people.debian.org/~osamu/pub/getwiki/html/ch09.en.html#thelocale
> > Very informative links, Osamu, but they explain how to set only the
> > 'standard' locale of a user, not C. How is that set? Thanks!
> Because C only suport 7 bit simple ASCII. It is good choice for
> embedded system for its simplicity.
> C can not accomodate even umlauts and accents which you may even see in
> English locale for name. If you want to insert some quotation in
> hebrew, C can not handle it.
C in it's unaltered state may support only ASCII, but my C locale
(somehow changed to utf-8) handles Hebrew just fine. I wish it
wouldn't, that's the reason why I posted here.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?