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Re: cygwin locale broken? (was: Re: gnome 2.8.0 and external dependencies)

On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 05:36:28PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>Hi Yang,
>I switched this thread over to the main list.
>> Just try the small test program attached below
>> $ gcc -o localetest localetest.c
>> $ ./localetest fr_FR
>> changed to: (null)
>> current LC_ALl: C
>> current LC_CTYPE: C
>> $ gcc -o xlocaletest -DX_LOCALE -I/usr/X11R6/include localetest.c
>> -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11
>> $ ./xlocaletest fr_FR
>> changed to: fr_FR
>> current LC_ALl: fr_FR
>> current LC_CTYPE: fr_FR
>> (and IIRC, David Huang sent a message to this list discussing about
>> this issue last year, but cgf said there's no one bother to improve
>> the implementation of the locale support of cygwin1.dl itself)
>If there is no one fixing it then it will stay as it is, why is cygwin
>locale broken, what is broken, how to fix it?  I don't want to patch 50
>packages because some locale implementation is broken, better fix it
>once and forever?

If you are patching 50 packages, apparently you know something about what's

The locale implementation comes from newlib.  You can send bug reports and
patches to the newlib mailing list - newlib sourceware org.


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