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Re: Lilypond 2.19.43 font issue

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Lilypond 2.19.43 font issue
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:18:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Hans Åberg <address@hidden> writes:

>> On 12 Jun 2016, at 16:34, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hans Åberg <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> On 11 Jun 2016, at 23:55, Hans Åberg <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> The code below produces, using lilypond-2.19.43-1.darwin-x86 on OS X
>>>> 10.11.6, the diagnostic:
>>>> Finding the ideal number of pages...Fontconfig warning: ignoring
>>>> UTF-8: not a valid region tag
>>>> And the title fonts becomes sans-serif. It happens also in 2.19.42,
>>>> but not in 2.19.18.
>>> It occurs first in LilyPond 2.19.26. (And not in LilyPond 2.19.25.)
>> Between 2.19.25 and 2.19.26 there is a whole wagonload of font-related
>> commits, defaults, and configuration scripts bouncing around with Linux
>> Libertine, URW fonts and others.
> The solution: the UTF-8 locale has not been set as it wishes [1]. OS X
> 10.11.6 has no leading language “en”, only
> It suffices with any single one of:
>   export LC_CTYPE=en.UTF-8
>   export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
>   export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
> 1. https://github.com/ariya/phantomjs/issues/13433

In my experience, just calling "perl" is a reasonably reliable way to
get complaints about unsupported locale settings.  Apparently it tries
calling setlocale and does extensive error reporting when that fails.

Many other programs just continue without complaint and may run into
trouble later.

David Kastrup

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