Bug 102230 - Mozilla broken in some locales
Mozilla broken in some locales
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-08-12 16:26 EDT by Alan Cox
Modified: 2006-06-06 13:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-06 13:40:41 EDT
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Description Alan Cox 2003-08-12 16:26:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Mozilla is broken in some locales

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set default environment to Welsh (cy_GB.UTF-8)
2. Run mozilla for a new user
3. Stop mozilla entirely, restart it
4. LANG=C mozilla
Actual results:
#3 fails but should work
#4 works demonstrating its a locale problem

Expected results:
Working mozilla

(no extras have been added to this mozilla, the .mozilla is fresh too)
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-08-12 16:53:11 EDT
Ok I did some more experimenting and I can explain what fixes it but I dont know
enough about mozilla to guess why

I did 
rm -rf .mozilla/profilepath/chrome

which fixed the window spewing crap (102231)

LANG=C mozilla 

now works, mozilla now fails

LANG=C mozilla
go to www.meddal.org.uk
install cy language pack
and it now works

Seems something is broken in the fallbacks for unknown locales ?

Oddly however LANG=[various other things] mozilla seems ok either way
Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2003-09-03 10:40:44 EDT
Yeah, I think that Mozilla doesn't handle fallback locales very well at all. 
Our locale system is so screwed up.  *sigh*
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2006-06-06 13:40:41 EDT
Historical bug, closing

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