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Re: cygwin started speaking German today

On Sep 13 09:45, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/09/2011 08:59 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Sep  9 13:33, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >>The 'C.UTF-8' default locale is not a bug, it was a deliberate design decision.
> >
> >Exactly.  And it has been discussed a lot on the cygwin-apps mailing
> >list.
> >
> >And above all, there *is* an official way for the user to align the
> >Cygwin locale with the Windows locale, see the -s and -u options
> >of the locale(1) command:
> >
> >
> On 09/09/2011 09:09 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> OK, then the following four facilities are needed in Cygwin.
> >>
> >> 1) We need the name of the locale which is in effect when the user has
> >>     not specified environment variables.
> >
> > In Fedora, for instance, the fallback is what is set as system default
> > in /etc/sysconfig/i18n.
> >
> > In Cygwin the fallback is the system default set in
> /etc/profile.d/
> > or /etc/profile.d/lang.csh.
> >
> > Why should libintl use anything else on Cygwin, but not on Linux?
> >
> Given this, I think the bug is in cygwin for having base files
> /etc/profile.d/lang.{sh,csh} which hardcode LANG to C.UTF-8 instead
> of using locale -s -u to default LANG to the preferred Windows
> settings.

Bug?  Didn't we choose C.UTF-8 after a long discussion?  Are the points
raised in this discussion invalid or outdated now?  Why?  I don't object
against using `locale -sU' in, but we should not do
this without a discussion of the pros and cons.

> Libintl should NOT be second-guessing an explicit setting
> of LANG,



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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