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Re: LANG env var

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: LANG env var
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:06:47 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Bob Rossi wrote:


Does anyone know if ncurses looks at and uses the LANG environment

yes/no: ncurses expects that the application has called setlocale()
to use the desired locale.  That function takes into account $LANG
and related variables.

I have someone reporting this:
 I was wondering if it would be hard to fix cgdb to work better
 with a UTF-8 code page.  My locale is "en_US.UTF-8" and when I
 run cgdb the source file on the top half has a ~� at the left
 instead of just a ~.  Not a big deal, but I was just curious
 about it.

offhand, google indicates cgdb is a termcap application and is not
relying on ncurses to solve this problem.

Should the curses applications be dealing with this problem? or is it an
ncurses/terminal problem like the TERM env var is?

Bob Rossi

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