r6429 - in trunk/BOOK: general/genlib introduction/welcome postlfs/config

dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jan 18 08:34:14 PST 2007


Author: dnicholson
Date: 2007-01-18 09:34:14 -0700 (Thu, 18 Jan 2007)
New Revision: 6429

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general/genlib/glib2.xml
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
   trunk/BOOK/postlfs/config/profile.xml
Log:
Fixed the i18n.sh profile script. Closes #2012.


Modified: trunk/BOOK/general/genlib/glib2.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general/genlib/glib2.xml	2007-01-18 13:31:00 UTC (rev 6428)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general/genlib/glib2.xml	2007-01-18 16:34:14 UTC (rev 6429)
@@ -94,6 +94,29 @@
 
   </sect2>
 
+  <sect2 role="configuration">
+    <title>Configuring GLib</title>
+
+    <sect3>
+      <title>Configuration Information</title>
+
+      <para>By default, <application>GLib</application> assumes that all
+      filenames are in the UTF-8 charset. See the <xref
+      linkend="locale-issues"/> page for more details on this kind of
+      issue. In order to tell GLib and applications that use it
+      that filenames are in the default locale encoding, set the variable
+      <envar>G_FILENAME_ENCODING</envar> to the value "@locale":</para>
+
+<screen><userinput>cat > /etc/profile.d/glib2-locale.sh << "EOF"
+<literal># Use the current locale charset for filenames
+# in applications using GLib
+export G_FILENAME_ENCODING=@locale</literal>
+EOF</userinput></screen>
+
+    </sect3>
+
+  </sect2>
+
   <sect2 role="content">
     <title>Contents</title>
 

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2007-01-18 13:31:00 UTC (rev 6428)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2007-01-18 16:34:14 UTC (rev 6429)
@@ -45,6 +45,11 @@
       <para>January 18th, 2007</para>
       <itemizedlist>
         <listitem>
+          <para>[dnicholson] - Changed the i18n.sh profile text to reference
+          the LFS locale discussion and moved the GLib specific settings to
+          that package's page. Fixes #2012.</para>
+        </listitem>
+        <listitem>
           <para>[randy] - Added text to the 'Locale Related Issues' page which
           discusses improperly encoded manual pages.</para>
         </listitem>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/postlfs/config/profile.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/postlfs/config/profile.xml	2007-01-18 13:31:00 UTC (rev 6428)
+++ trunk/BOOK/postlfs/config/profile.xml	2007-01-18 16:34:14 UTC (rev 6429)
@@ -332,64 +332,17 @@
       <primary sortas="e-etc-profile.d-i18n.sh">/etc/profile.d/i18n.sh</primary>
     </indexterm>
 
-      <para>This script shows how to set some environment variables necessary for
-      native language support. Setting these variables properly gives you:</para>
+      <para>This script sets an environment variable necessary for
+      native language support. A full discussion on determining this
+      variable can be found on the <ulink
+      url="&lfs-root;/chapter07/profile.html">LFS Bash Shell
+      Startup Files</ulink> page.</para>
 
-      <itemizedlist>
-        <listitem>
-          <para>the output of programs translated into your native language</para>
-        </listitem>
-        <listitem>
-          <para>correct classification of characters into letters, digits and
-          other classes – this is necessary for <application>Bash</application>
-          to accept keystrokes properly in non-English locales</para>
-        </listitem>
-        <listitem>
-          <para>the alphabetical sorting order correct for your country</para>
-        </listitem>
-        <listitem>
-          <para>proper default paper size</para>
-        </listitem>
-        <listitem>
-          <para>correct formatting of monetary, time and date values</para>
-        </listitem>
-      </itemizedlist>
-
-      <para>Replace <replaceable><ll></replaceable> with the two-letter code for
-      your language (e.g., <quote>en</quote>) and
-      <replaceable><CC></replaceable> with the two-letter code for your country
-      (e.g., <quote>GB</quote>). Also you may need to specify (and this is actually
-      the preferred form) your character encoding (e.g., <quote>iso8859-1</quote>)
-      after a dot (so that the result is <quote>en_GB.iso8859-1</quote>). Issue the
-      following command for more information:</para>
-
-<screen><userinput>man 3 setlocale</userinput></screen>
-
-      <para>The list of all locales supported by <application>Glibc</application>
-      can be obtained by running the following command:</para>
-
-<screen><userinput>locale -a</userinput></screen>
-
-      <para>After you are sure about your locale settings, create the
-      <filename>/etc/profile.d/i18n.sh</filename> file:</para>
-
 <screen role="root"><userinput>cat > /etc/profile.d/i18n.sh << "EOF"
 <literal># Set up i18n variables
-export LC_ALL=<replaceable><ll></replaceable>_<replaceable><CC></replaceable>
-export LANG=<replaceable><ll></replaceable>_<replaceable><CC></replaceable>
-export G_FILENAME_ENCODING=@locale</literal>
+export LANG=<replaceable><ll></replaceable>_<replaceable><CC></replaceable>.<replaceable><charmap></replaceable><replaceable><@modifiers></replaceable></literal>
 EOF</userinput></screen>
 
-      <para>The <envar>LC_ALL</envar> variable sets the same value for all locale
-      categories. For better control, you may prefer to set values individually for
-      all categories listed in the output of the <command>locale</command>
-      command.</para>
-
-      <para>The <envar>G_FILENAME_ENCODING</envar> variable tells applications
-      such as <application>Glib</application> and <application>GTK+</application>
-      that filenames are in the default locale encoding and not in UTF-8 as
-      assumed by default.</para>
-
     </sect3>
 
     <sect3>




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