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Re: "C" UTF-8 trouble
On Oct 6 16:14, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 2009/10/6 Corinna Vinschen:
> > The problem is what do we do? ?POSIX requires that the default
> > locale is "C".
> Agreed, we can't change that.
> >?Do you actually propose to change the environment at
> > process startup
> Yes, except that I was thinking it would be sufficient to do this at
> the start of a Cygwin process tree only, and not for every process.
> > along these lines:
> > ?if (!getenv ("LC_ALL") && !getenv ("LC_CTYPE", && !getenv ("LANG"))
> > ? ?setenv ("LC_CTYPE", "C.UTF-8", 0);
> This would do:
> setenv ("LANG", "C.UTF-8", 0);
> Zero as the third parameter ensures that an existing LANG isn't
> overwritten. And if LC_ALL or LC_CTYPE are set, they override LANG
Os it really necessary to change Cygwibn for this? I'm wondering if we
should put this into /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login instead.
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