Comment 2 for bug 1033698

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Teemu,
While I think you are right about the Ubuntu UIs generally don't support non-UTF-8 locales, it seems not to be because of the user_locale_utf8_fix() function in 0010-set-language.patch. user_locale_utf8_fix() does not convert UTF-8 locale names to non-UTF-8 names; it just replaces .utf8 with .UTF-8 to not reintroduce bug 666565.

Personally I think that in order to make Ubuntu support non-UTF-8 locales would need rather extensive changes in a bunch of packages. If that's what you want, discussing it on e.g. ubuntu-devel-discuss is probably a good idea.