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Re: [tlug] LC_CTYPE

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On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:16:22PM +0100, David Stibbe wrote:

> But, back to the core of my question, do you know if it is possible to
> set an environment variable like LC_CTYPE for KDE without using
> something like .bashrc or .bash_profile (or to get it to read my
> .xsession) ??

David, I missed the earlier part of this thread, so this answer may be
useless.  If you're running RH or a derivative, the variables would work 
if they were put in $HOME/.Xclients or .Xclients-defaults.

(This might be the case for other distros as well, but I remember
running into it with RH 7.x or so--I would boot into console, and
whatever window manager I used wouldn't read it in .xinitrc.)

I forget why this is--I think we had a thread on it many many years ago.

Another option, if you only want it for a few apps is to start the apps
with something like LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.eucJP firefox (or make an alias for
firefox, eg, in .bashrc alias firefox="LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.eucJP firefox" )

Yet another option is to make a script, something like

LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.eucJP ${1+"$@"} &

Then, any app that you want to use the LC_CTYPE can be called with <application>. (I think this option is better for someone like
me, who uses fluxbox where I either call apps from the command line or
have keybindings--then, it's easy to bind say, Mod4 f to


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