Translations are not displayed correctly

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Feb 18 17:15:02 CET 2003

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 04:44:49PM +0100, Stéphane Corthésy wrote:
> 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.

It seem OS X is sufficiently different from my systems here that I'm
not going to be able to help you.  You might check out the mailing
lists at  There is a lot of OS X
information there.


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