Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188024
Default value of LANG variable does not get modified when language is changed in gdm
Last modified: 2013-03-03 21:20:45 EST
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
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.
3.cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n and spot the value of LANG
The installation was done via kickstart in en_US locale.
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?
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.
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?