Bug#147757: marked as forwarded (vim: gvim displays menu wrt/ only LANG bug ignores LC_MESSAGES)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #147757,
regarding vim: gvim displays menu wrt/ only LANG bug ignores LC_MESSAGES
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Anders Hermansen <anders@yoyo.no>.

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Anders Hermansen <anders@yoyo.no>
Cc: 217217-forwarded@bugs.debian.org, Bram@moolenaar.net
Subject: vim-gtk: shows wrong translation, not respecting LC_MESSAGES
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Hi Bram, I'm forwarding you a bug in vim-gtk regarding LC_MESSAGES.
Briefly: vim does not honor LC_MESSAGES environment variable.

Please find below the original text reported by Anders. I'm still able
to reproduce the bug with vim 6.3 freshly compiled from the tarball
available on the web.


> My locale settings is as follows (output by 'locale'):
> LANG=no_NO
> LC_CTYPE="no_NO"
> LC_TIME="no_NO"
> LC_PAPER="no_NO"
> LC_NAME="no_NO"
> According to this page
> http://www.gnu.org/manual/glibc-2.2.5/html_node/Locale-Categories.html#Locale%20Categories
> the definition of LC_MESSAGES is:
> "This category applies to selecting the language used in the user interface
> for message translation"
> When starting gvim with my locale setting I get Norwegian (no_NO) translation,
> although my LC_MESSAGES explicit says English (en_US)
> I believe gvim is using the wrong locale enviroment variable to determine
> the locale to use for translation.

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