Re: AS and national codepage

Alexei V. Mezin (
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 22:08:48 +0400

Sasha Vasko wrote:

> Let me know if you get any further problems

Ok, here they are :)

1. AfterStep works with russian locale cp1251 (don't know about koi8-r)
only if I run it with "-L CP1251" command line option.

The real and correct value of $LANG is ru_RU.CP1251 (or ru_RU.KOI8-R).
May be you need some parsing of getenv("LANG")?

2. Even with "-L CP1251" I cant see russian letters in winlist bar and
in pager hints. But everything is perfect in window captions and menu
lines. (See

Menu captions are really good with default fancy font, but only in latin
symbols. I dont know any free unicode font with many national glyphs and
   similar look. This is a real problem of Linux/Unix community :(

3. I get some problems with xterm caption. See .
May be this is a trouble of my system, but in "classic Afterstep"
everything is OK.

P.S. Prev message was filtered by mail list manager due to its size. Sorry.

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