UTF-8 and (german) localization

Christophe Le Guern christophe at le-guern.net
Mon Nov 17 21:20:29 UTC 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:04:54 +0100
Franz Hoffmann <frh at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am having trouble with the German installation of Fedora Core. I belive
> this is because Fedora uses LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 as standard (while RH7.x used
> LANG=de_DE at euro).
> But I don't really know much about this, so let me tell you the symptoms:
> - GnuCash does not display umlauts (äöüß)
> - Suns Java does not print umlauts.
> - Gimp shows empty "tip of the day"
> - Sylpheed does not display umlauts and crashes, wehn you click on a folder
>   that has an umlaut in its name
> And I'm sure I'll find more if I start looking.
> I filed a similar bug for XEmacs for test 3, which got fixed, and now XEmacs
> works almost as good as it did in RH7.3.
> I tried to go back to LANG=de_DE at euro, but that didn't work either: XEmacs
> gues back to english, vi won't display umlauts any more, and Sylpheed will
> only work with LANG=de_DE.
> What's going on here?

same for me with fr_FR.UTF8
I modify /etc/sysconfig/i18n with LANG="fr_FR"
everything works perfectly for me now (I remember I do the same with RH8)


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