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Bug 188024 - Default value of LANG variable does not get modified when language is changed in gdm
Default value of LANG variable does not get modified when language is change...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-04-05 09:39 EDT by Runa Bhattacharjee
Modified: 2013-03-03 21:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-05 22:04:27 EDT
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Description Runa Bhattacharjee 2006-04-05 09:39:34 EDT
Description of problem:

The default value of the LANG variable in /etc/sysconfig/i18n is en_US.UTF-8
although language selected in gdm is Bengali India (bn_IN.UTF-8). Note: The
installation was done via kickstart in en_US locale.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Spotted in RHEL4U3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4 using en_US locale
2. After installation, in gdm screen, choose Bengali India, set it as default
for the system and log-in. /etc/sysconfig/i18n and spot the value of LANG
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The installation was done via kickstart in en_US locale.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2006-04-05 22:04:27 EDT
Err, gdm language selection shouldn't change the system locale,
it is just to control the desktop locale of your X session.

Does "printenv LANG" give you "bn_IN.UTF-8" on your desktop?
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2006-04-05 22:24:21 EDT
Just to clarify setting default means setting the default desktop locale
for the user logging in - not the system default locale: they are two
completely distinct and unrelated settings.
Comment 3 Runa Bhattacharjee 2006-04-07 00:01:57 EDT
The printenv LANG returns bn_IN.UTF-8.
In case of the system default locale not being set to bn_IN.UTF-8, the settings
in Firefox is not defaulting to Unicode, which is the default for indic locales.
Is this a bug and/or should I report it elsewhere?

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