Translations are not displayed correctly

Stéphane Corthésy stephane at
Tue Feb 18 16:44:02 CET 2003

On Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003, at 15:06 Europe/Zurich, David Shaw wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 02:42:54PM +0100, Stéphane Corthésy wrote:
>>> GnuPG doesn't output UTF8 help strings.  The --utf8-strings and
>>> --charset utf8 options apply to the command line arguments and input
>>> file.
>>> Look at your LC_CTYPE.  What is it set to?
>> It is not set. There are no LC_* variables in my environment; for the
>> language, I use LANG. Specific to OSX?
>> What kind of values should I put in the LC_* vars to get a French
>> locale, with output in UTF8?
> Hmm.  I'm not sure.  I've seen problems similar to what you are seeing
> when LANG is set, but LC_CTYPE is set to something that can't handle
> it.
> On my system I can get French in UTF8 via "LANG=fr_FR.utf8", but your
> system may be different.  Is that locale listed in "locale -a" ?

There's no such command on OSX.
In /usr/share/locale/ I found a directory named fr_FR.ISO8859-1  
containing a LC_CTYPE file. That's all.
OSX sets the LANG env var when user changes locale in GUI applications.  
Using fr_FR.utf8 instead of fr_FR makes no difference.


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