Re: [dev] [wmii] Locale problem with "uptime" (loadavg in status bar) and a suggestion

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 23:39:59 +0200

Uriel <> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:56 PM, nico <> wrote:
>>  Hmm, actually I never had problems setting the locale. I always have LANG
>> and LC_MESSAGES set to en_US.UTF-8 so language is still english and the
>> other variables are set to de_DE.UTF-8 so information many apps do rely on
>> like paper size, currency, punctuation (the fail in my case), address format
>> and stuff like that is correct. So I'm just going to use a different uptime
>> parsing method or is anyone having a better idea?
> Again, stop trying to 'use' the PoSix locale system for anything, it
> is completely broken and totally antithetical to how Unix is designed
> to work.
> An option would be to use p9p's user space instead of the usual GNU
> crap.

What should you do if you don't want all your programs to write
brain-dead US units and punctuation?

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