[vdr] vdr-1.5.3 - LANG="de_DE at euro" not recognized
anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 23:48:59 CEST 2007
Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 06/10/07 22:22, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Joachim Wilke wrote:
>>> I had a look into vdr.c and found out, that the dot is used delimiter
>>> between language and codeset - as "de_DE at euro" does not contain any
>>> dot, vdr fails to recognize this. Is "de_DE at euro" an invalid value for
>>> this variable?
>> It is not. "locale -a" prints all the installed locales, and any of
>> those values is valid for you to use.
>> I didn't find any info via quick search, but I believe that instead of
>> parsing the localename, VDR should use some external function to get the
>> language/charset of the current locale.
> There's getenv("LANG"), setlocale(LC_CTYPE, ""), and Thomas Günther
> recently suggested in a PM to use nl_langinfo(CODESET). Quite a few
> options - which one is the right one? ;-)
> Somebody with insight please advise exactly how to do this - I personally
> just set LANG to de_DE.iso8859-1 and live happily ever after ;-)
Looking at nl_langinfo manpage, it seems to me that nl_langinfo(CODESET)
is the correct one to use:
> Return a string with the name of the character encoding used in
> the selected locale, such as "UTF-8", "ISO-8859-1", or
> "ANSI_X3.4-1968" (better known as US-ASCII). This is the same
> string that you get with "locale charmap". For a list of charac-
> ter encoding names, try "locale -m", cf. locale(1).
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