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Re: Emacs OS X GUI doesn't set locale

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Emacs OS X GUI doesn't set locale
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:06:45 -0800
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On 01/26/2016 03:05 PM, Alan Third wrote:
To my mind it might be a plus for Emacs to pass it's LANG along in this
particular situation

Yes, this sounds right. We can think of it as OS X having a screwy way to specify the locale, for GUI-launched applications; it doesn't bother to specify LC_ALL etc. and expects the application to do that. So Emacs should do that at the start, as if the user had done it before launching Emacs.

I looked around, and it appears the GnuCash ran into a similar problem. You might want to look at its solution, in:


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