[Deganawida-sysadmin] UTF8 on Freebsd

christopher mitchell chrismi at frontiernet.net
Sat Aug 16 21:58:30 PDT 2003


anyone know the best way to setup utf8 files on a freebsd system?  I'm not 
sure how Scott did it on zero before, but it didn't seem to work all that 
well...

anyway, they are not currently setup on dega, but should be.
--christopher

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Subject: Re: Language Issues (revisited)
Date: Saturday 16 August 2003 19:40 pm
From: dadaIMC support <support at dadaimc.org>
To: christopher mitchell <chrismi at frontiernet.net>

Christopher --

Yep, it looks like you need the utf8 locale files. But I can't tell you 
where in the hell to find them. Scott found them (see message below, 
but it doesn't say where). You could almost certainly take them from 
zero, if that's possible...I don't think there are any weird files for 
the installation except the .utf8 directories themselves.

> From: scott at bandwidthcoop.org
> Date: Wed Mar 12, 2003  2:47:00  PM US/Eastern
> To: support at dadaimc.org
> Subject: utf locales
>
> hey spud,
> ok, i found a bsd port that has a bunch of utf locales. they are now 
> installed in /usr/share/locale. fr_FR.UTF-8 is there, but note the 
> minor capitalization difference.
> i restarted the apache server, if that matters.
> -scott

spud.



On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 08:17  PM, christopher mitchell wrote:

> spud,
>
> I did the locate se_SE and it returned nothing.  So I poked around and 
> found
> that there are some relevant files in /usr/share/locale
> I think they are relevant.  Then I tried to find anything that was 
> utf8 and
> came up pretty much empty.
>
> A locate *utf8 turned up only stuff that was in the trees of installed 
> sites
> for instance:
> /home/dadaIMC/twincities/locale/ca_ES.utf8
>
> does this suggest that we have not installed the requisite utf8 files 
> on the
> server?  Is there a port we should add?
> --christopher
>
> On Saturday 16 August 2003 00:31 am, you wrote:
>> Christopher --
>>
>> Well, the error message you're seeing is somewhat ambiguous...it means
>> that it couldn't set the language based on the directory "en_US.utf8",
>> but it may have found one of the alternates ('en_US.UTF-8') or
>> something. The real question is: would it have successfully displayed
>> in another language if we weren't talking about English?
>>
>> It's not something I can fix...I think .97 already does all the
>> checking it can. More likely a locale issue...I have a feeling Scott
>> may have manually located and installed the ".utf8" versions of the
>> locales on zero (in which case, it would be perfectly suitable to
>> simply copy them from there.
>>
>> Try a
>> locate se_SE
>> or something, and figure out what directory all the system locales are
>> in, then check that directory and see if the standard ".utf8"
>> directories for each language are present.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> spud.
>>
>> On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 12:07  AM, christopher mitchell 
>> wrote:
>>
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>>> hey Spud
>>>
>>> I got a test install going on dega... we are seeing some of the same
>>> language
>>> issues that we had seen awhile back.  This is repeated often in the
>>> log:
>>>
>>> 	    Referrer: http://shadoweyes.dega.indypgh.org/admin/
>>> [Shadoweyes Test IMC][2003-08-15 10:31:45] from
>>> (1866c3264c80e7eb6ff77882253be64b)
>>> Failure setting language to en_US using en_US.utf8
>>>              Page: /editor/index.php
>>>
>>> This was a relevant email from when it happened on zero:
>>> http://void.nothingness.org/archives/dadaimc/display/230
>>>
>>> What did you do to fix it on zero?  On the other hand, if this is one
>>> of the
>>> fixes that will be in the .97 bugfix release, nevermind - sorry for
>>> wasting
>>> your time =)
>>>
>>>
>>> - --
>>> - --christopher mitchell
>>> - --GPG ID: 8B73AFD0 on keys.indymedia.org
>>>
>>> I think, therefore I am. - Descartes
>>> Sometimes I think; and sometimes I am. - Paul Valery
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>> a.h.s. boy
>> spud(at)nothingness.org            "as yes is to if,love is to yes"
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>>
>>
>
> -- 
> --christopher mitchell
> --GPG ID: 8B73AFD0 on keys.indymedia.org
>
> I think, therefore I am. - Descartes
> Sometimes I think; and sometimes I am. - Paul Valery
>
>
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--christopher mitchell
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