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Re: [vile] vile-9.6j.patch.gz

From: Chris G
Subject: Re: [vile] vile-9.6j.patch.gz
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:53:08 +0000
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On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:38:20PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Chris G wrote:
>>> I have shell access to one Solaris that has UTF-8 locales installed -
>>> enough to test this (no X forwarding, so I cannot test xvile there).
>> Well I've built vile 9.6j on our Solaris 2.6 system (which is where I
>> need it occasionally) and it runs OK.  I'm not sure if the locales are
>> set up right there but there does *appear* to be an en_US.UTF-8 there.
>> I've forced everything to en_US.UTF-8 by using LC_ALL:-
>>    crusade$ locale
>>    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>>    LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
>>    LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
> On Solaris and Linux, you can see the installed locales using "locale -a".
> (Not all platforms have that, but it's a good starting point).  The actual
> installed locales depends on the admin (as well as the system version of
> course).
That's what I did to find "en_US.UTF-8" which was the only UTF locale

>> .... and now vile won't start at all:-
>>    crusade$ vile
>>    cannot setup translation from ISO8859-1 to UTF-8
>> Does this suggest the en_US.UTF-8 isn't properly installed or is it
>> something (e.g. iconv) that vile needs that isn't working?  With the
>> locale left at its default (probably some breed of iso-8859) vile runs
>> OK so it's not a problem really, I don't actually *need* utf-8 on
>> Solaris.
> Actually it would have _some_ utf-8 even without iconv, since vile's
> got a lot of the logic built-in.  If you configure --without-iconv,
> then you'll get a reasonably workable utf-8.
OK, thanks, I'll try that.

Chris Green

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