[pkg-wine-party] Bug#504992: wine-bin: winecfg does not respect LC_MESSAGES (wrong language to communicate with user)

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Tue Jan 6 08:57:20 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 09:05:37AM +0100, Ove Kaaven wrote:
> Lionel Elie Mamane skrev:

>> master at capsaicin:~ 0 $ locale
>> LANG=fr_LU.UTF-8
>> LC_ALL=

>> Which means programs should communicate in English with me, and most
>> do. But winecfg speaks French to me; that's a bug.

> Do you mean most Windows and Winelib programs (like notepad) speak
> English, except for winecfg? Or do you mean most Linux programs?

I mean most Linux programs. It had not penetrated my mind that winecfg
actually ran under wine, while its look and feel should make that
obvious... notepad.exe exhibits the same bug as winecfg.

> Anyway, it works fine for me, but I run 32-bit.

I can reproduce this bug in my 32bit chroot. When you say "it works
for me", are all of the following conditions met?

 - /etc/locale.gen contains support for at least two languages A and

 - with LC_MESSAGES=A, LANG=B and LC_ALL unset, winecfg is in A

 - with LC_MESSAGES=B, LANG=A and LC_ALL unset, winecfg is in B

(in my case A=en_GB.UTF-8 and B=fr_LU.UTF-8)


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