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Re: cygwin started speaking German today

On 10/5/2011 1:31 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
On 10/5/2011 12:27 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Oct 5 18:04, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
Op 4-10-2011 20:20, Corinna Vinschen schreef:
On Oct 4 20:03, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
By the way, I noticed that with the default locale C.UTF-8 the
nl_langinfo(CODESET) C function<langinfo.h>   returns wrongly
Not for me:

My program (wcd) uses gettext/libintl. Libintl is causing the effect. Libintl is not working properly with a locale C.UTF-8. That is a serious problem.

That's a bug in libintl8 It does not happen with the previous version 0.17-11. Hopefully this gets fixed ASAP.


The other is the issue that spawned this thread, which raised questions
about how basefiles::/etc/profile.d/lang.{sh,csh} should behave, and
other related complexities.  IIRC we reached an impasse with this
subthread (and replies):

See also the various messages in this thread, during the last day or two.

So...I'm rather stuck.  I can't fix anything if we don't have a plan for
what the desired behavior IS.  Right now, we all (except for Bruno!)
agree that $current_behavior is bad.  But how exactly to fix it -- and
whether to do so in opposition to Bruno, the actual libintl maintainer
-- is still an open question.

I think you're mixing two questions that should be kept separate. The first is how /etc/profile.d/lang.{sh,csh} should set LANG. That's a question that the Cygwin developers and/or base-files maintainer need to decide. The second is whether libintl should override Cygwin's locale settings. Isn't the answer clearly no? Why can't this be fixed (in opposition to Bruno, if necessary) before a final decision is made about /etc/profile.d/lang.{sh,csh}?

I don't recall any complaints from Cygwin users about C.UTF-8 being the default, but there have already been several complaints about the new behavior of libintl.


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