This is a fork of my earlier question as to why perldoc was showing garbage chars in place of single quotes:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...98#post2634598
(fixed it by manually setting LC_ALL=en_US)
I'm curious why the settings in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh [export LANG=en_US] gets overridden to en_US.UTF-8.
[note: and yes the en_US.UTF-8 export IS commented out in that file
[And please advise (or point to docs) if the LANG variable has no effect on the LC_* variables.]
Does anyone know where this is getting overridden?
Note: I did a global grep on /etc/ for en_US.UTF-8 and found the following line in /etc/gdm/locale.alias (I have dropline-gnome installed) -- could this be the cause?
also, I'm using linuxpackage's Terminus font so I don't believe the font is the problem.
further note: I realize I can just probably fix this by setting these vars in /etc/profile, but would still like to find the underlying cause.
further, further note
-- also any pointers on docs to look at for setting up unicode correctly?