Bug 102230 - Mozilla broken in some locales
Summary: Mozilla broken in some locales
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla
Version: beta1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-12 20:26 UTC by Alan Cox
Modified: 2006-06-06 17:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-06-06 17:40:41 UTC

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Description Alan Cox 2003-08-12 20:26:45 UTC
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 20:53:11 UTC
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 14:40:44 UTC
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 17:40:41 UTC
Historical bug, closing

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