On 2009-03-04, <urwithsugh...@gmail.com> <urwithsugh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Whoa! Thanks a million. This got it up and running indeed. Not being > able to type in queries was turning out to be quite a > inconvenience.
Yes, it's a typical problem that the encoding part of locale is left unspecified. Xlib can't handle that, although AFAIK the encoding configured for the locale should be available from libc. Ion used to refuse localisation and complain loudly if the encoding was missing from LC_CTYPE, but these days it just prints a warning which will only be seen in the logs. -- In 1995, Linux was almost a bicycle; an alternative way of live to the Windows petrol beasts that had to be taken to the dealer for service. By 2008, Linux has bloated into a gas-guzzler, and the cycle paths have been replaced with polluted motorways.