[GRASS-dev] locale problem solved - but have suggestion

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 22:18:03 PDT 2012

Patch has been commited to trunk to get wider testing.

Fail reports welcome,

2012/8/1 Maris Nartiss <maris.gis at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> there are numerous issues with current approach, including ability to
> changing locale to non-working one (hey, Python, it's 2012 and UTF-8
> locales are common!).
> Please test following patch on Mac and Windows GRASS versions:
> copy attached file to grass-trunk source code;
> apply it with 'patch -p0 < change_GUI_language.patch'
> Changes:
> Provide only available languages as a choice (we don't have GRASS
> Esperanto version (yet));
> Store only language code in preferences, as encoding guess might be wrong;
> Fall back to language.UTF-8, if Python's locale guess is wrong;
> Fall back to C, if all attempts to change LC_MESSAGE have been
> unsuccessful (i.e. locale not available).
> If it works for You (Michael, I especially looking at You now), I'll commit it.
> Tested on Gentoo Linux with lv_LV.UTF-8 and pl_PL locales. Setting
> unsupported locale (i.e. ru) causes fail back to C.
> Maris.
> 2012/8/1 Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>:
>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM, Michael Barton <Michael.Barton at asu.edu> wrote:
>>> FWIW, I've so far tried hard coding language settings in various ways to test, including:
>> ...
>> Is NLS enabled in that compilation?
>> Markus
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