Problem with international characters, glibc?!?!?

Frank Schafer frank.schafer at
Tue Jan 7 23:23:06 PST 2003


there may be a lot of reasons for this. First of all, the glibc you use.
If you did the ``make install-locale'' step during the installation of
glibc, all should be fine. If you used ``localedef'', to set up your
locales, there could be a fault.
Have you localized X?
Have you localized Windowmaker?
Are the applications you use locales aware and localized?
The problem with the titlebar for Mozilla is IMHO a pointer to a not
localized windowmanager.


On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 21:13, mats wrote:
> Hello,
> I have installed LFS V4.0 and ontop of that installed XFree86 V4.2.1 as
> windowmanager I have installed Windowmaker V0.80.2.
> I have swedish keymap loaded and I can type all the swedish characters,
> The problem I have is that some applications I have compiled can't use 
> the swedish characters.
> For example GAIM where I can type wedish characters but I can not 
> send/receive these they show up as questionmarks. ?
> Mozilla, I have compiled the source for V1.0.1 V1.2.1, V1.3a, V1.3b The 
> titlebar can't show
> these swedish characters, they also show up as questionmarks ?. I have used
> and for tests.
> My own idea is the glibc??? But I can't put my finger on what I should 
> do to fix this.
> I would be glad for some hints.
> Regards
> Mats

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