'LANG=' produces German output

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Thu Feb 13 22:11:46 UTC 2020

Hello Bruno,

thanks for your detailed answer.

>> I'm not sure whether I like this feature.  At least on the command
>> line, I consider it surprising.
> There is the opposite expectation: "I have set that I want the
> programs to talk to me in German.  Why do I need to specify it a
> second time, through an environment variable, for the command-line
> programs?"

Because we did this the last 20 years?  As written above, I consider
it surprising, not necessarily bad...


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