[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#392738: xfce4: xfdesktop expecting UTF-8 aware locales

Pascal A. Dupuis Dupuis at adre.ucl.ac.be
Fri Oct 13 08:25:47 UTC 2006

Package: xfce4
Severity: minor


due to some applications not yet UTF-8 aware, I start the X session
with locales set as fr_BE (no encoding set), with the global system
locales set to EN_GB.ISO-8859-1. So, the LANG set in the environment
of xfdesktop does not specify an encoding, and things like 'Sytème de
fichier' is displayed incorrectly. Would it be possible, in the script
launching xfdesktop, to complete locale name without encoding by UTF-8?
Something like :
env LANG=${LANG_WITH_ENCODING} xfdekstop&

where $LANG_WITH_ENCODING is a copy of $LANG, processed to be sure the
encoding is set


Pascal Dupuis

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce    A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  thunar                        0.4.0rc1-2 File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-icon-theme     Xfce Standard icon theme
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins    Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel          The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session        Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-utils          Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4           Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                window manager of the Xfce project
ii  xfwm4-themes         Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  orage                Calendar for Xfce Desktop Environm
ii  xfce4-mixer          Xfce4 Mixer frontend
pn  xfce4-terminal                <none>     (no description available)
ii  xfmedia                       0.9.1-6+b1 Xfce media player
ii  xfprint4             Printer GUI for Xfce4

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