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Re: set-locale-environement: strange default detection

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: set-locale-environement: strange default detection
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:21:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Wed, Jul 18 2007, Sascha Wilde wrote:
>>> LANG=en_US
>>> address@hidden
>> [...]
>>> so it should be clear, that, also he wants to be able to handle German
>>> texts properly, he wants his user interfaces in English.
>> JFTR, I reported the same problem before:
>> ,----[ http://thread.gmane.org/E1Gn4h0-00057g-Uh%40fencepost.gnu.org ]
>> | From: Reiner Steib
>> | To: emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org
>> | Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:36:52 +0100
>> | Subject: language environment should not be derived from LC_CTYPE
>> `----
> That is not the same problem.  "language-environment" entails much
> more than "which language should the computer pick for talking to the
> human?".

s/much more/something different/

> LC_CTYPE should definitely determine the preferred encodings.

I agree.  But then language-environment definitely shouldn't be used
to determine the language for documentation/ui/anythinglikethat...

So, what about the idea I sketched in my patch?

Sascha Wilde : "There are 10 types of people in the world. 
             : Those who understand binary and those who don't."

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