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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] gtk: Hardcode LC_CTYPE as C.utf-8

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] gtk: Hardcode LC_CTYPE as C.utf-8
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:59:07 -0600
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On 01/31/2017 05:22 AM, Alberto Garcia wrote:
> On Tue 31 Jan 2017 11:09:45 AM CET, Kevin Wolf <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Recently, however, glibc introduced a new locale "C.utf-8" that just
>> uses UTF-8 as its charset, but otherwise leaves the semantics alone.
>> Just setting the right character set is enough for our use case, so we
>> can just hardcode this one without having to be afraid of nasty side
>> effects.
>>     setlocale(LC_MESSAGES, "");
>> +   setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "C.utf-8");
>>     bindtextdomain("qemu", CONFIG_QEMU_LOCALEDIR);
> A couple of quick questions:
> - Is it C.utf-8 or C.UTF-8 ? 'locale -a' shows only the latter in my
>   system.

At least Cygwin has C.UTF-8, but not C.utf-8.  Furthermore, since my
system defaults to en_US.UTF-8, I would expect the upper-case variant
for the character set name across all locales.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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