Re: change an environment variable in a running gnome session

Shaun McCance <shaunm gmail com> writes:

> This is far from trivial.  A lot of applications do more than just
> gettext on GTK+ labels, and changing an Xsetting or something else
> isn't going to magically make them refresh all their data.  I'm not
> saying it's not a worthy cause.  But many applications are written
> assuming that locale information doesn't change in their lifecycle,
> so there will be a lot of work ahead of us to get all these apps
> responding to locale changes.

This is starting to become a FAQ.  I threw together a little page about
what's needed if someone wants to attempt this.


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