Why is LANG set to en_US.UTF-8?

B Wooster bwooster47 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 15:38:17 UTC 2005

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 01:28:01 +0100, Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at uni-x.org> wrote:
> Am Mi, den 19.01.2005 schrieb B Wooster um 1:17:
> > Do I need to worry about breaking something else if I set LANG
> > globally to just "en_US"?

I tried Putty - it does display man pages correctly, but I could not
fix the line drawing characters, so mutt, slrn, did not display
lines/arrows correctly.

Anyway, I'll follow the suggestion elsewhere in this thread - if my
TERM is VTsomething, will force LANG to be just en_US.
I still prefer to use TerraTerm (unlike Putty, it does not support
UTF-8), since it has ZModem support, great for quickly transfering

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