cygwin started speaking German today
Thu Sep 8 12:05:00 GMT 2011
On 9/8/2011 6:46 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> There is nothing to "fix". Users who don't want internationalization system-wide
> can set their locale in the "Regional Settings" control panel to English.
> Users who want to have a German Windows but a non-internationalized Cygwin can
> set LANG=C or LC_ALL=C - exactly like POSIX specifies.
But setting LANG=C.UTF-8 (and not setting any of the LC_* vars at all)
should have the same behavior as setting LC_ALL=C.UTF-8.
It does not -- and THAT's the bug. In the former case, $LANG is ignored
and the system settings are used (in the OP's case, messages are in
German). In the latter case, LC_ALL is respected, and (in the OP's
case) messages are in English.
Here's how to reproduce:
In MSWindow's language settings, set:
* tab 1: "Regional options":
combobox "Standards and formats": "German (Germany)"
combobox "Location" : "Germany"
* tab 2: "Languages":
combobox "Language used in menues and dialogs": English
* tab 3: "Advanced"
combobox "Language for non-Unicode programs": "German (Germany)"
Then, launch a bash shell (in cmd.exe, not mintty). Launch an Xserver
-- I actually used the XMing one
http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/ not the cygwin one -- just to
eliminate the possibility that cygwin's Xserver was exercising cygwin's
Then, in the bash shell:
$ LANG=C.UTF-8 DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 xterm &
$ LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 xterm &
In the first xterm:
$ mkdir -v x1
mkdir: Verzeichnis Ã¢â¬Å¾x1Ã¢â¬Å angelegt
In the seccond xterm:
$ mkdir -v x2
mkdir: created directory `x2'
Now, it may be possible to simplify this test case, but that's what the
OP reported, so that's what I reproduced...
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