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Bug 84478 - GDM sets locales to .utf8 instead of .UTF-8 which is supported by Xlib
Summary: GDM sets locales to .utf8 instead of .UTF-8 which is supported by Xlib
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-17 21:23 UTC by Michal Ambroz
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 21:53:46 UTC

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Description Michal Ambroz 2003-02-17 21:23:47 UTC
Description of problem:
When logging in via gdm greeter, it sets locales unknown to Xlib - thus
localized applications behave strange.

Xlib supports only locales with .UTF-8. When it detects unknown locales it sets
C locales instead.

It would help to change all .utf8 to .UTF-8 in file /etc/X11/gdm/locale.alias 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. installed RH 8.0.93 Phoebe
2. choose graphical installation
3. login by some account choosing some locales
4. look at output of locale command

Actual Results:  locale cs_CZ.utf8 or en_US.utf8 was set

Expected Results:  locale cs_CZ.UTF-8 or en_US.UTF-8 should be set

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-17 23:06:21 UTC
My /etc/X11/gdm/locale.alias has UTF-8 for everything, not .utf8,
on latest install.

Comment 2 Michal Ambroz 2003-02-18 13:47:39 UTC
It is cool if it is already solved :).
I was just reporting how is it in Phoebe (beta release of what I suppose to be
RedHat 8.1) and wanted to be sure it will not be in final 8.1

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 21:53:46 UTC
Closing some bugs that have been in MODIFIED for a while. Please reopen if the
problem persists.

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