GTK applications behave weird if locale is set to anything other than "C"

Rolf Schäuble mailinglists at
Thu Mar 15 14:15:51 PDT 2007

I just noticed that I've left out a bit of important information in  
my first mail. Sorry about that.

I'm running OS x 10.4.9 (the problem appeared with 10.4.8, too) on a  
Intel MacBook.
Is there anything else that would be useful?

Best regards

Am 15.03.2007 um 22:03 schrieb Rolf Schäuble:

> Hello,
> I've come across a pretty weird problem:
> At first, I noticed that the "open file" dialog of Gimp didn't show  
> files and directories in alphabetical order (I clicked on the  
> column header a few times to make sure that the dialog actually try  
> to sort by file name).
> I also noticed that two menus were missing (skript-fu and python-fu).
> As that time, my locale was set to de_DE.UTF-8.
> Then I changed LANG/LC_ALL to C. Suddenly the order of files in the  
> "open file" dialog was correct, and Gimp displayed the two missing  
> menus. It seems that of all locales, only C works. de_DE (without  
> the UTF-8 part) didn't work, and neither did en_US or en_GB.
> I could find the same issue in gnucash. Only with the C locale did  
> the "open file" dialog display files in the correct order.
> My MacPorts packages are quite up-to-date (I did a full upgrade  
> yesterday after finding the problem, but upgrading didn't change  
> anything).
> Does anyone have some ideas, or hints of how I could continue  
> narrowing this down?
> Thanks a lot
> Rolf
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