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Bug#279252: [uxterm] uxterm should not override my locale

On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 12:35:03AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 07:14:28PM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> > Package: xterm
> > Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8
> > Severity: important
> > 
> > After discussing this with Branden on IRC, I was asked to file a bug
> > report, so here goes:
> > 
> > uxterm is now the default alternative for x-terminal-emulator; however,
> > debian-installer does not set an UTF-8 locale for my language (nb_NO).
> > Thus, I'd expect uxterm to behave like Branden thought it did; quote
> > Branden on IRC: "uxterm doesn't start a UTF-8 xterm if no UTF-8 locale
> > is set".
> I disagree, it has always been pretty clear to me that uxterm is a nice
> way to temporarily switch to a UTF-8 locale, its behavior should not be
> altered.  Maybe a new wrapper could be added, say lxterm, to launch
> uxterm in UTF-8 locales and xterm otherwise?

Not just that, but people have requested a wrapper similar to uxterm called

lxterm could decide whether to launch regular xterm, uxterm, or koi8rxterm
based on the character set currently used by the locale.

What do you guys think?  I'd be happy to repurpose this bug for this goal,
and to write the script as well.

G. Branden Robinson                |      To stay young requires unceasing
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      cultivation of the ability to
branden@debian.org                 |      unlearn old falsehoods.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- Robert Heinlein

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