fontconfig warning after recent upgrade

Markus Hoenicka
Wed Jan 30 09:19:00 GMT 2013


I usually start X sessions from mintty using commands like:

startxwin /usr/bin/emacs somefile.txt

After I upgraded my Cygwin installation yesterday, the following  
message pops up in mintty while Emacs starts up and whenever Emacs  
loads additional fonts:

Fontconfig warning: ignoring C.UTF-8: not a valid language tag

This doesn't hurt but it is a bit annoying as it sometimes screws up  
things which I need to copy and paste from the terminal.

I used to have the following settings in my .bashrc in order to get  
English console messages:

export LC_ALL

If I change that to e.g. en_US.UTF-8, fontconfig no longer complains.  
Is this behaviour intended?


Markus Hoenicka
AQ score 38

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