Subject: Re: OpenOffice (maybe off-topic)
To: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
From: Michael Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/2004 13:55:57

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 02:15:38AM -0300, Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires wrote:
> 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.
> 	I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale ""
> The empty quote is probably a bad indication that OO is getting locale
> information wrong (the message is printed by OO's  It
> seems to me that is be some problem with our Linux emulation libraries.

according to setlocale(3) (the function called before this message), an
empty string means "get the locale from the environment variable", in this
case LC_ALL. 

> By the way, how close are we from getting native OpenOffice (and Java)
> for NetBSD?

Me writing another mail ... ;-)