Subject: Re: Setting locales (or: how to get Elm to use the right charset)
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2000 16:34:04
Variable LANG should do.


Martin Husemann wrote:
> The new year forced me to update my elm from pkgsrc. I was using an old 
> version (ME+30 I think) but that broke the date headers.
> The current version now breaks all my mails using non-ascii characters
> with a message "Mail contains 8 bit chars and charset = US-ASCII, using
> UNKNOWN-8BIT instead". And of course these characters are unreadable by
> the recipient.
> Digging around in the elm directories I came to the conclusion all should
> work fine (as elm has a mapping "elm.mimecharsets" which should map LC_CTYPE
> of "de" or de_DE to ISO-8859-1).
> But: how do I set my locale? Probably some environement setting, but this
> seems to be documented nowhere. At least I didn't find it via apropos or
> the usual "man" suspects. Short of reading the libc source, what would
> I need to do to find out?
> Martin

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn!  @@@@