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Bug#251000: marked as done (I need help configuring my locale)

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From: giuseppe bonacci <g.bonacci@libero.it>
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Subject: xlibs-data: keeping /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED and
 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias in sync.
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Package: xlibs-data
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: l10n

This seems to be a cross-package issue, but I think this is the best
place to raise it. I know I could play with config files and solve the
problem for my pc, but that would not be useful to other users.

I need a system meeting three conditions:

- use English localization for messages, numerics, date conversions and
  so on.  (this suggests C or en_US)

- use a charset including the Euro symbol. (this suggests ISO-8859-15 or

- have 8 bit long characters. (this rules out UTF-8)

When I 'dpkg-reconfigure locales', my best choice is to generate
en_US.ISO-8859-15 (also listed in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED), and set LANG
(or LC_ALL) accordingly.

But en_US.ISO-8859-15 is not supported by xlibs-data: it is
neither listed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias (while
en_US.ISO-8859-1 is, as an alias for en_US.ISO8859-1), neither in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/compose.dir. So I get the infamous "Warning:
locale not supported by C library, locale unchanged".

Now, what about trying to keep xlibs-data's information in sync with
locales' information?  Maybe it suffices to have the postinst script for
xlibs-data _merge_ entries from /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED (if present)
into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias, after remapping ISO-8859-x
to ISO8859-x.

best regards. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15

-- no debconf information

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Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 04:57:50 -0500
From: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
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Subject: Re: Bug#251000: xlibs-data: keeping /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED and /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias in sync.
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retitle 251000 I need help configuring my locale

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 03:34:47PM +0200, peppe wrote:
> Hi Andreas
> It works in this case, but things are a little more complicated than
> they should be. Please see below.
> In short, (after making sure /etc/locale.gen included both
> en_US.ISO-8859-15 and it_IT@euro) I tried in bash the following commands,
> and I cannot understand the results:
> $ unset LANG
> $ LC_CTYPE=3Dit_IT@euro xterm=20
> $ LC_CTYPE=3Den_US.ISO-8859-15 xterm &
> Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
> Why does the first locale works while the second does not?

Because en_US.ISO-8859-15 is not a supported locale.

it_IT@euro is; stick with it.

Closing this report.  Andreas gave you excellent advice, and you're not
really reporting an xlibs-data problem.

G. Branden Robinson                |       Yesterday upon the stair,
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       I met a man who wasn't there.
branden@debian.org                 |       He wasn't there again today,
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |       I think he's from the CIA.

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