uclibc nls

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Tue Feb 22 07:27:40 PST 2005

Robert Connolly wrote:

> I though Man would work, but the same problem exists with catopen()...

catopen() is an atavism. As opposed to gettext(), it won't convert the
message to the user's encoding (e.g. gettext displays Russian messages
using koi8-r encoding if the locale is ru_RU.KOI8-R, or in UTF-8 if the
locale is ru_RU.UTF-8). Also Russian translation of man's messages (like
"which manual page do you want?") is broken anyway (it refers to a human
being and a domestic animal). Better disable NLS in man at all:

./configure +lang none -the-rest-of-options

Alexander E. Patrakov

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