[CentOS] kernel LANG option

Fri Apr 6 15:27:06 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Woodchuck wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 10:31:54AM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> One thing that irritates me is that I'll copy something from a site in
>> ff and paste it into webmail (squirrel/ensign, if that matters); then, in
>> the evening, when I want to forward it to one or more of my lists, using
>> t-bird, I have to clean it up *all* the time: 2-3 characters replacing
>> ",' and -. I can't seem to find anything in either the webmail options
>> (which I have set to plain text), or kde (thinking of the buffer it's
held in),
>> to affect this. I'm googling, but haven't seen what the effect of
>> changing the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf from en_US.UTF-8 to,
say, en_US,
>> or maybe even, if that's an option, ASCII....
>> Anyone know?
>>        mark, almost ready to install and play with a friend from a
>>                 techie mailing list's email tool, running on top of
> Try export LANG=C
> That cuts out a lot of the crap, and restores, among other things,
> a sane collating order.  (A-Z collate before a-z, not case-blind.)
> That should be in root's profile, at the very least.

Hmmm, let me try that tonight. It might help, esp. given that, having seen
X issues over the years, I run at home in runlevel 3, and then startx....
> --
>   You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil.

I can think of a lot of folks who should have those as warnings to the
rest of us....