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Re: set-locale-environement: strange default detection

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: set-locale-environement: strange default detection
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 12:40:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:

>> a friend of mine (unfortunately a vim user, but a nice guy otherwise),
>> tried emacs on Gnu/Linux and was surprised that `C-h t' presented him
>> the German version of the tutorial.
> The problem is that we don't have finegrained support.  For the
> purpose of talking to the user, LC_MESSAGES is relevant.  But Emacs so
> rarely has the opportunity to talk anything but English to the user
> that we simply have no reasonable interface into this for now.

So maybe we should check for LANG, LC_ALL and maybe LC_MESSAGES in
tutorial.el itself.

Displaying the tutorial (one of the first things a new user sees from
Emacs) in an unexpected language, ignoring the standard i18n
environment, leaves an bad first impression.

Sascha Wilde 
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