rpm for ISO-8859-1 locale

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 20:04:14 UTC 2008

Robert Arkiletian wrote:
>>  What kind of files would this contain?
> that's what I'm trying to figure out. Unfortunately, fltk (the gui
> toolkit I use for fl_teachertool) does not currently support utf-8.
> But iso-8859-1 locale supports most european and north/south american
> languages. So I want to figure out the rpm package name to instruct
> people to install it. Here is a message I received from a person who
> is adding internationalization to fl_teachertool
> ------snip-----
> The second problem which I encountered is that FLTK
> doesn't support Unicode. I see on the FLTK website
> that Unicode support will come in the future with
> version 1.3. The problem is that most people
> now-a-days set their locale to use the UTF-8 character
> set, so gettext will send unicode characters to
> fl_teachertool. This causes all the international
> characters to show up as question marks or
> garbly-gook. I tried to write a function which would
> detect if using UTF-8 and switch the locale to
> ISO-8859-1, but many users don't have the ISO-8859-1
> locale defined on their systems. Do you know how to
> get around this problem?
> -----snip------

Yikes.  Red Hat began doing UTF-8 by default ~5 years ago. And no, I 
don't think there is a supported non-UTF-8 locale, nor have we shipped 
any files to support it for a very long time.

Warren Togami
wtogami at edhat.com

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