Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122390
bad interpretation of locale
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm not a frequent user of Openoffice (I'm a LaTeX guy) but I noticed
a problem which annoys me as I like a uniform language-wise desktop
and which I think wasn't present in the openoffice.org package
originally released with Fedora Core 1:
Openoffice interprets the LC_CTYPE environment variable as a tip to
change the UI language. This is bad behavior as the variables that
could have that effect would be LC_ALL, LANG and LC_MESSAGES only.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set LC_CTYPE to fr_FR.UTF-8 (for instance)
Actual Results: Writer is in French.
Expected Results: Writer should be in the language defined in LC_ALL,
LC_MESSAGES or LANG variables. As read in the manpage LC_CTYPE is for
"Character classification and case conversion" only.
I'm using the latest errata openoffice.org package for FC1.
My current locale is this:
Note that I used fr_FR.UTF-8 as an example above to show that whatever
is in the rest of the variables is irrelevant, openoffice uses the
value in LC_CTYPE.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121338 ***
close as duplicate