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  2. JDK-5033780

LANG should have higher precedence than LC_CTYPE for locale

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Name: jl125535 Date: 04/19/2004


      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.5.0-beta"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0-beta-b32c)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0-beta-b32c, mixed mode)

      This problem is reproducible on both 1.4.x and 1.5 beta.

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Linux struggle.javabsp 2.6.3-ck1 #7 Mon Mar 22 00:34:34 PST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5
      LANG=en_US

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      When both LANG and LC_CTYPE are set, applications would use LC_CTYPE to decide the locale. For example, if LC_CTYPE is set to zh_TW.Big5, swing would display dialogs in Traditional Chinese, even though LANG is set to en_US. This is not what any linux applications do, which use LC_CTYPE only as a hint on charset conversion. See `man locale' for more details.

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      Set LANG to en_US, and LC_CTYPE to anything other than an English encoding.
      Run an application that has been localized to the encoding specified by LC_CTYPE, for example, any built-in swing dialogs support zh_TW.Big5 at least partially (you may need to configure java font setting to have the characters display correctly, but that's a whole new problem).

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      Everything should still be displayed in English.
      ACTUAL -
      Swing dialogs uses Traditional Chinese

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
      SwingSet2's dialog demo can demonstrate this problem.
      ---------- END SOURCE ----------

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Unset LC_CTYPE everytime before invoking java.
      (Incident Review ID: 254811)
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              Assignee:
              naoto Naoto Sato
              Reporter:
              jleesunw Jon Lee (Inactive)
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