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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Oct 13 08:52:17 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 10:25 +0200, Pascal A. Dupuis wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version:
> Severity: minor
> Hello,
> 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.

As far as I know, not specifying the encoding isn't supported at all.

yaperez at althea: LANG=fr_FR xterm
Warning: locale not supported by C library, locale unchanged

(here i have fr_FR.UTF8 locales generated)

>  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&

xfdesktop is first run in /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc. You can change the
encoding here for system wide, or copy this file in your home folder
as .xinitrc and hack it
> where $LANG_WITH_ENCODING is a copy of $LANG, processed to be sure the
> encoding is set

I'm not really sure it's a bug in xfdesktop packaging. It's a personal
modification on your side, which shouldn't touch other users (and I'm
really not sure it will work at all...)

Yves-Alexis Perez

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