F11: UTF-8 Locale issue

Daniel B. Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Mon Sep 14 02:41:13 UTC 2009

On 09/13/09 19:34, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> On 09/13/09 19:06, Tim wrote:
>> On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 08:58 -0700, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>> I manually typed in: system-config-language
>>> and the default was the first top item in the
>>> list, i.e. Afrikaans (South America) and this
>>> was somehow the default set during installation
>>> of F11 even though the installer told me it was
>>> correctly set to English (USA).
>> Two things spring to mind:
>> As I said to Anne, perhaps the installation option only sets settings
>> pertaining to doing the installation, not what happens with the new
>> system.
>> Have you, now, changed the defaults, and did it work?
> Please bear with me if I seem dense. What do you
> mean by if I have >>changed the defaults<<???
> What is the defaults? How can I tell.
> I already said that when I first started system.config.language
> that the "default" was set to Afrikaan or at least this item
> was highlighted, assumed that this "default" is wrong and
> proceeded to change this item to: "English (USA)", and closed
> the program.
> Did it work?
> I am still seeing the following in the system logs:
> Sep 13 08:46:14 <hostname> ntfs-3g[7707]: Could not convert filename to
> Unicode: 'Clavier-B�chlein F�r Anna Maguire': Invalid or incomplete
> multibyte or wide character
> I do not see this sort of error message in F9, using the
> same exact filesystem drive/partition. I compared F9 &
> F11 /etc/sysconfig/i18n as follows:
> In F9:
> LANG="en_US.utf8"
> SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16"
> In F11:
> # LANG=C considerably speeds up boot (measured 5sec) -- bernie
> LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
> SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16"
> They are pretty much same except for that weird commented
> out LANG=C line, for which I never put there.
> It is possible that the system log message is not
> a "locale" issue and points to something else,
> I dunno...
I forgot to add:

$ locale

This does not seem to change at all, or is it
supposed to after running system.config.language?


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