Re: what value of $LANG is required for gtk-2.0?

On 12 Apr 2001, Owen Taylor wrote:

 OK, that's nice - the hack with bind_textdomain_charset() implies that gtk2
doesn't depend on any value of $LANG. This is wrong though - e.g. strftime()
or g_strftime() will return a crap (i.e. not-utf8 sequence) under non-ascii
locale if LC_TIME is not "*.utf8". So, all locale categories should be set to
"*.utf8" locales - at least on systems that support utf8 locales well.

 The approach I proposed is to not require any $LANG for gtk programs, but set
all locale categories to "*.utf8" counterparts in gdk_set_locale() so that
user won't have to explicitly set $LANG and other variables for each gtk
program if it uses functions whoose return values are locale-dependant. Have
you thoroughly considered it?

> The $LANG situation with GTK+-2.0 is simple:
>  All strings in GTK+-2.0 are in UTF-8.
>  To make sure that gettext does not convert UTF-8 message strings to
>  something else, if you are using a gettext with
>  bind_textdomain_charset(), you must call it:
> ===
>   bind_textdomain_codeset(GETTEXT_PACKAGE, "UTF-8");
> #    endif
> ===
>  Then, you have two options:
>   - You can ship UTF-8 .po files
>   - You can ship non UTF-8 .po files, but then you must require glibc-2.2 or 
>     GNU gettext 0.10.36.
>  For, GTK+, we chose the first option.
> Regards,
>                                         Owen
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 Best regards,

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