Arabic and Hebrew on the console

Bill Nottingham notting at
Fri Oct 10 00:15:41 UTC 2008

Oron Peled (oron at said: 
> > Should we leave it this way, or do the same substitution to en_US that
> > we do for CJK locales?
> What are you doing for CJK locales?

If you're on the console and LANG is set to zh_CN/ja_JP/etc, it
gets reset to en_US. See /etc/profile.d/lang.{csh,sh}

>  * Also, many times someone is running the program remotely from
>    a terminal emulator that has Unicode-Bidi implementation
>    (e.g: mlterm) and in this case they'll see the text fine.
>    How do you recognize that this is a virtual console and not
>    another text-mode terminal emulator?

This wouldn't be affected, as that is a pty (i.e., /dev/pts/X);
this only affects it if you're on /dev/tty[1-6].


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