[lfs-dev] C Locale in UTF-8?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 09:35:00 PST 2019


On 01/01/2019 10:43 AM, Douglas R. Reno via lfs-dev wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 
> I was wondering if we should add the C.UTF-8 locale to our environment 
> (if it's even available?). Two of the tests in GNOME's Gjs (BLFS Chapter 
> 33) because we don't have C.UTF-8 setup as a locale.
> 
> I suppose the first question is whether or not it's even available. The 
> most recent builds I have done use jhalfs, but I wonder if glibc's 
> command to install all locales includes it. I haven't had the time to 
> check, and don't think I will for a bit.
> 
> So my question is - if it's available, should we/can we add it to our 
> standard set of locales?

I don't know if it will work, but try:

# localedef -i POSIX -f UTF-8 C.UTF-8

after that, `locale -a` gives C.utf8.  There are some warnings about 
LC_* categories that have no definition.

Not that the base files are in /usr/share/i18n/


   -- Bruce


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