[fpc-devel] fpcsrc/rtl/unix/video.pp

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Nov 3 17:24:18 CET 2006

Marco van de Voort schrieb:
>> Marco van de Voort schrieb:
>>>> Tomas Hajny wrote:
>>>>> Does anybody here have an idea how to address that issue in Unix/Linux
>>>>> environment (like an environment variable similar to TERM, etc.)? I can
>>>> The part after the dot in $LANG. It's possible though that there is no
>>>> dot, no idea what to do, maybe assume iso-8859-1 ?
>>> It is also possible there is no LANG, like on all four Stack systems I
>>> quickchecked. (freebsd,Solaris and debian mixed)
>> But this isn't our fault then? People have to set their LANG then?
> No, why? You are trying to derive terminal settings via some random locale
> setting which didn't use to be related, and only set mandatorily on
> relatively new system. (a lot of older distro's do have it, but not in base)
> Setting lang might totally mess up an older system, since other programs
> might start to try to configure themselves while locale packages are not
> installed.
> Moreover, I think the IDE should be usable without a lot of configuring and
> safe fallback on older systems, So if you want to set a sane default if no
> LANG var is present (or even a special "old systems mode", that is ok with
> me, but don't require setting lang.

Of course, that's what I meant, if there is no LANG setting people have 
to live with that what the IDE does.

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