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Sun, 04 Nov 2001 18:35:41 +0100
Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
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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
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
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
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
I suggest that the manual refer to function setenv as well, although
that is not strictly necessary.
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