Re: [htdig] German umlauts on FreeBSD

Subject: Re: [htdig] German umlauts on FreeBSD
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Mon Nov 08 1999 - 10:29:20 PST

According to Pieter Hollants:
> In my htdig config file I specified "Locale: de_DE" to have ht://dig
> properly index documents containing German umlauts. This works fine on my
> local Linux box (i.e. a search for "Pulvermueller" matches), however the
> same config with the same site (= same data index) fails on my ISP's FreeBSD
> box (i.e. a search for "Pulvermueller" gives no matches). I've noticed that
> on my ISP's machine, /usr/share/locale contains data dirs named
> de_DE.ISO_8859-1 whereas my Linux installation just names these de_DE, if
> that helps.

Have you tried

  locale: de_DE.ISO_8859-1

on your ISP's FreeBSD box? I think the locale you specify must
either be a directory under /usr/share/locale, or an alias defined
in /usr/share/locale/locale.alias.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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