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Re: Running tests with a non-US locale

From: Peter Lundblad <plundblad_at_google.com>
Date: 2007-04-03 19:02:35 CEST

Malcolm Rowe writes:
> For some reason, gettext() on my Linux machine has decided that it would
> like to translate some of Subversion's output to UK English.
> Specifically, 'Authorization failed' now has the UK variant spelling
> 'Authorisation failed'.
Ha, so even English-speaking people get hit by this. That's wonderful!
:-) In general, I'm not surprised by this, because libc for example might
have different translations, but isn't this message coming from our own

> Much as I appreciate this behaviour, it's breaking at least the authz
> tests. Contrary to what sussman just suggested in IRC, there _are_
> other locales besides US, so I assume other people already encounter this
> - what do you do to solve it? And more interestingly, is there some way
> we can fix this in the test scripts themselves?
> The only fix I've found is to run the tests with e.g.
> LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 - is that suitable to include into the test
> framework somewhere? Alternatively, 'LANGUAGE= LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ...'
> works as well, of course. Either way, don't know whether we can rely on
> UTF-8 support...
LANG=C is what I've been using. The "C" locale is guaranteed to exist.
I've just typed LANG=C on the make check command line because I've never
been able to figure out the exact interaction between LC_*, LANG
and LANGUAGE and how to deal with this portably, but that's probalby
just a matter of experimentation. Remember that you need to make sure
svnserve starts in the "C" locale as well when testing that

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