> On Oct 17, 2016, at 5:54 PM, Ken Hornstein <k...@pobox.com> wrote:
> 
>> I thought Laura's suggestion was to be able to put something like
>> 
>> locale: en_GB.utf8
>> 
>> into ~/.mh_profile, which seems eminently sensible to me.
> 
> Sigh.  I won't object if someone does this work ... but it's not something
> I want to tackle, for the aforementioned reasons.  Note that it's not
> completely straightforward, since a few programs (like post(8)) don't
> read the profile.

What about an $NMH_LANG environment variable that the runtime could look for 
*very* early on, and use to seed $LANG.  Seems like minimal impact to the rest 
of the code that's locale aware.  Assuming that is all consolidated in the 
library routines.  Which I *think* we are ...

--lyndon


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