Subject: Re: OpenOffice (maybe off-topic)
To: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2004 11:37:30
Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires wrote:
> Folks,
> I installed 1.1 from pkgsrc recently.  It runs fine for
> displaying and printing things, and even for opening some documents
> created with MSOffice.  All fine, except that it will refuse to input
> accented letters.
> By searching through Google, it seems that people on Linux could get
> accents by changing locale environment variables.  I tried this on
> NetBSD, but it had no effect other than showing the following message.

How do you change the locale?  I just tried and accents work fine if
I set my locale to spanish:

$ cat ~/bin/

LC_ALL=es_ES; export LC_ALL
LANG=es; export LC_ALL
SOFFICE=/home/jmmv/OpenOffice.org1.1.1; export SOFFICE
/usr/pkg/bin/soffice $*


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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