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Re: UTF-8 locale crashes X with some applications


in /etc/X11/gdm/locale.conf there is

German(Germany) de_DE.UTF-8@euro

also in /etc/locale.gen is

de_DE.UTF-8@euro UTF-8

so de_DE.UTF-8@euro is a valid construction I guess...

Just to be sure I also tested with de_DE.UTF-8 locale with the same results.

Starting some applications crashes the Xserver so that I'm back at the gdm
prompt. One of the applications crashing the Xserver is xmms.
I already filed a bug against the xmms package (bug 247450) but there was no

Because this happens with quite some packages I'm not sure if I should file a
bug against each one or if this is a more general problem.

I'm running Debian testing (updated yesterday) with Gnome 2.4. 


Zitiere Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:

> On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 09:13:23AM +0200, deblst@rothert.de wrote:
> > Hello Branden,
> > 
> > just one question. I'm using de_DE.UTF-8@euro as LANG and LC_ALL.
> Unfortunately
> > there are a couple of applications which are crashing X when I start
> them with
> > these locale settings, like xmms.
> > 
> > Should I file a bug against every single application which crashes X
> or is this
> > an X bug?
> I'm not sure de_DE.UTF-8@euro is a valid or supported construction;
> any
> locale using the UTF-8 character set will have a codepoint for the
> Euro
> sign.
> de_DE@euro is usually used to mean that the ISO 8859-15 codeset should
> be used instead of ISO 8859-1 (which is what plain de_DE implies).
> What exactly is crashing?  The X *server* or just the client
> program(s)?
> Please followup to <debian-x@lists.debian.org>.

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