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From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: set-locale-environment
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2001 18:35:41 +0100
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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2001-10-31 on confusibombus
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: de_CH.ISO-8859-1
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The info manual node "Language Environments" says this:

       If you modify the `LC_ALL', `LC_CTYPE', or `LANG' environment
    variables while running Emacs, you may want to invoke the
    `set-locale-environment' function afterwards to readjust the language
    environment from the new locale.

The help text of set-locale-environment says this:

    If LOCALE-NAME is nil, its value is taken from the environment.

That's why I suggest that the definition of set-locale-environment be
changed:

1. make it interactive
2. make the argument optional

It is necessary to make it interactive because its use is suggested in
the manual.  In fact, after reading the manual I used M-x setenv to
set the LANG variable, and then I wanted to do M-x
set-locale-environment.  The argument should be optional because the
manual suggests that you can just "call it" after setting the
environment variable.

I suggest that the manual refer to function setenv as well, although
that is not strictly necessary.

Alex.
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