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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Oct 13 09:49:35 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 11:31 +0200, Pascal Dupuis wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 10:52:17AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > As far as I know, not specifying the encoding isn't supported at all.
> > See:
> > 
> > yaperez at althea: LANG=fr_FR xterm
> > [~]
> > Warning: locale not supported by C library, locale unchanged
> > 
> > (here i have fr_FR.UTF8 locales generated)
> Here it works flawlessly :)
> The tricks seems to be in dpkg-configure locales: 
> for instance, there are
> fr_BE ISO8859-1
> fr_BE.UTF-8
> fr_BE at euro
> Notice that the first, 'fr_BE' does not specify an encoding, the '.'
> is missing, but there is implicitely one.

Well, the dot is missing but the encoding is specified. If there is no
encoding specified after fr_BE, it defaults to iso 8859-1

> > 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...)
> > 
> I would say that once every X app is UTF-8 aware, I will start with
> LANG as fr_BE.UTF-8. So yes, it's a hack, and yes it's temporary. But
> it touchs every person using this kind of hack to have apps not utf-8
> aware running correctly. 

I run Xfce using iso8859-15 locales without any problem. I just run
xfdesktop with fr_FR locales, and it worked, accents are correctly

Yves-Alexis Perez

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