Bug 215918 - date printed in Japanese, ends up garbled
date printed in Japanese, ends up garbled
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2006-11-16 06:09 EST by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-17 06:11:03 EST
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Description Bastien Nocera 2006-11-16 06:09:05 EST
1. Install RHEL5 in Japanese
2. Boot up in text mode

The date will show up garbled (something like 2006年 11月 16日 木曜日 11:07:00
GMT, but without a UTF-8 capable font)

lang.sh needs to set LC_TIME to en_US to avoid garbled display on bootup.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-11-16 06:20:32 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-11-16 13:37:17 EST
Why isn't LC_TIME inherited from $LANG?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-11-16 13:41:47 EST
Also, is this only on bootup?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2006-11-16 15:15:59 EST
Also also, what version of initscripts?
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2006-11-17 06:11:03 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> Why isn't LC_TIME inherited from $LANG?

I'm on crack. I checked this when lang.sh wasn't there. The old initscript used
to change LC_MESSAGES.

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