Subject: Re: [htdig] unknown locale, but really strange, not the normal problem
From: Albert Kasper (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 07 2000 - 09:46:55 PDT
Sorry, I'm not quite familiar with what is standing at the url you gave
(some c-program). Could you please give me detailed instruction on how to
check availability of locale?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gilles Detillieux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Albert Kasper" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [htdig] unknown locale, but really strange, not the normal
> According to Albert Kasper:
> > I'm using htdig on my site and want to enable search for umlauts.
> > System is Red Hat Linux 6.2
> > Directory /usr/share/locale exists, sub-Directory "de_DE", too.
> > -----
> > ls /usr/share/locale/de_DE
> > LC_COLLATE LC_CTYPE LC_MESSAGES LC_MONETARY LC_NUMERIC LC_TIME
> > -----
> > So this should be fine, too.
> > I inserted in the conf-file the line "locale: de_DE", which should work
> > fine.
> > However, he still says "unknown locale"
> > So i'm quite desperated, since the locale exists on my system.
> > Any hints?
> That is strange. Many systems have hopelessly broken implementations
> of locales, but I didn't think Red Hat Linux would have a problem.
> Locales didn't work in 4.2, but 5.0 (with updates), 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0
> all worked fine, so I'd expect 6.1 and 6.2 to be OK too.
> The following message from the archives contains a little test program
> that can let you see the LC_CTYPE tables for any locale, to aid in finding
> one that works.
> Look for lines that have -a-un-.gt---? or -al-n-.gt---? next to upper-
> or lower-case accented characters as a sign the locale is working. The
> "." above can be x or -, and the "?" may be b, - or ?.
> If the de_DE locale works with this test program, then the problem must
> be with your configuration. Are you sure the config file in which you
> added the locale definition is the one htdig is using? Is there more than
> one definition of locale in the file?
> If the test program doesn't give correct results, then sadly it would
> suggest that locales are broken again. Perhaps de_DE is broken, but some
> other de_* locale, or any Western European locale, will work?
> Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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