[arch-general] "error: unknown encoding UTF8: using iso88591 as fallback"

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Sat May 30 11:08:26 UTC 2015

On 30 May 2015 at 13:03, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 May 2015 10:16:59 +0000, AC wrote:
>>On 29/05/15 at 02:35pm, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> $ grep en /etc/locale.gen | grep -v "#" ; grep de /etc/locale.gen | grep -v "#"
> en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
> en_GB ISO-8859-1
> en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
> en_US ISO-8859-1
> de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
> de_DE ISO-8859-1
> de_DE at euro ISO-8859-15
> I don't understand why "utf8" is generated on my machine.

I already explained that, glibc *internally* normalizes the charset
part of the locale name.
(because in the past people would inconsitently use iso88591
iso-8859-1 iso_8859_1 and other combinations thereof)

ALWAYS use .UTF-8 when setting up the locale.

Can you please also run the command

"LANG=en_US.UTF-8 locale"


if "LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 claws-mail" still complains the problem is in
the application and you should ask upstream.

btw, is there any real issue or just the annoying logs?


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