[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#853126: non-UTF8 install of Debian displays empty menu titled "[language_code]"

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Mon Jan 30 00:29:41 UTC 2017

> Apparently from my preseeded installation (locale=en_US on d-i's command
> line) I got a single locale generated in /etc/locale.gen: en_US
> ISO-8859-1. (Which seems to be unfortunate in itself, it should likely
> default to UTF-8 instead.)

Bare "en_US" always meant en_US.ISO-8859-1, there's no real way to change

> And indeed, when I add en_US.UTF-8 to etc/locale.gen, run locale-gen, and
> restart lightdm I ended up with a functional language menu (screenshot
> attached as well).

For many, many years, modern desktop environments don't even pretend to pay
lip service to non-Unicode locales.

As this bug is non-RC and thus won't be fixed for stretch, I wonder, perhaps
it'd be best to drop support for non-Unicode system locales (still allowing
them for data)?  That'd drastically simplify i18n.  Lemme gather some data
(by digging locale settings from bug reports) and ask on debian-devel;
this could avoid you wasting any time on this bug.

Autotools hint: to do a zx-spectrum build on a pdp11 host, type:
  ./configure --host=zx-spectrum --build=pdp11

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