Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86494
The lauguage of KDE's user interface wrongly determined by LC_CTYPE
Last modified: 2008-09-17 07:12:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
I want to set up an account with
1).an English user interface,
2).the ability to type in Chinese whenever I want to.
In GNOME 2.x, I simply set these in ~/.i18:
These two lines guarantee 1) and 2) respectively.
However, I can't achieve this goal in KDE. As we know, the user interface of KDE
should be determined by the variables "Country" and "Language" in the "Locale"
section of the file ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals. I find that if I set
LC_CTYPE to zh_CN, the user interface will definitely turn to Chinese, even if
"Country" and "Language" have been set to en_US in ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KDE-3.1-7 Red Hat
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use kcontrol to set "Country" to USA and "Language" to English.
(Alternatively, you can edit ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals manually.)
2.Create ~/.i18n, add the following line
3.Login into KDE
4.Modify ~/.i18n to this:
5.Login into KDE again.
in step 3, the user interface is Chinese.
in step 5, the user interface is English.
Expected Results: In both step 3 and 5, the user interface is English.
My classmate uses gentoo. He has verified the KDE 3.1 of gentoo does not have
The following URL is an article about how to achieve this goal in Mandrake 9.0:
This confirms that what I've observed for redhat 8.1beta3 is a BUG!
*** Bug 87754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Closing as CANTFIX.