[Dev-luatex] bug in os.execute?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Jun 10 18:10:16 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 05:58:31PM +0200, Elie Roux wrote:
> taco a écrit :
> >don't use an empty second argument to setlocale(). If you already
> >know that you want UTF-8, set it to a suitable value instead.
> The problem is that, IIUC, it's weird to put fr_FR.UTF-8 as a
> locale, as it's specific to my system... But I discovered that
> os.setenv("LC_CTYPE", nil)
> os.execute("myprogram")
> os.setenv("LC_CTYPE", "C")
> does the trick... with this it's the LANG environment variable
> (fr_FR.UTF-8) that will be set as LC_CTYPE.
> Setting     setlocale (LC_CTYPE, "UTF-8"); in tetest.c does not
> solve the problem (strangely...). Is there another way?

UTF-8 is not a locale, en_US.UTF-8 etc. are.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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