cygwin started speaking German today
Mon Oct 17 13:58:00 GMT 2011
On Oct 17 15:51, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Oct 17 09:16, Charles Wilson wrote:
> The problem is that Bruno tries to impose Windows over Cygwin. That's
> not what Cygwin is about. Why can't he accept that?
> > [*] Bruno's "option a"
> > > a) The system can set environment variables that reflect the regional
> > > settings. For example, if the user has chosen German, Cygwin's
> > > login process could set LANG to de_DE.UTF-8.
> > >
> > > This approach is used in Linux desktops like KDE.
> > [**] Bruno's "option b"
> > > b) The system's setlocale() function can, when the second argument is
> > > the empty string and the respective environment variables don't
> > > specify anything, fetch the value from the "Regional settings"
> > > panel.
> > >
> > > Cygwin could do that.
> That's what /etc/profile.d/lang.sh and lang.csh is about.
Oh, and, btw., even *if* that would be treated as a bug in Cygwin,
it's not a library's task to second guess over the head of the
underlying POSIX system, as cgf has pointed out already a while ago.
Consider libintl would do the same on Linux: The user has set $LANG
to "C.UTF-8" and libintl would look into /etc/sysconfig/i18n and
override the user's decision. Well, Linux applications usually use
glibc localization functions, so that won't happen, but I don't
think Bruno would have many friends in the Linux community...
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