X locale fails

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 18:01:39 PDT 2006

On 6/25/06, Constantin Velásquez Guerino <cvelasquez.gnu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I'm having problems with locales and Xlib. When I start X with
> xinit, it tells me that "locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to
> C", "X locale modifiers not supported, using default", more than one
> time. It too says "Failed to load input method". I don't know why, my
> locale is set to "es_CL.iso88591", and it is correctly defined in my
> locale.alias file.

Accidentally replied off list the first time.

I don't know much about locale.alias files, but X can be picky about
the way you list charsets. Try setting your locale to


This is the same as the output from `locale charmap' on glibc.


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