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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Sat May 30 11:47:02 UTC 2015

On Sat, 30 May 2015 13:08:26 +0200, Damjan Georgievski wrote:
>ALWAYS use .UTF-8 when setting up the locale.
>Can you please also run the command
>"LANG=en_US.UTF-8 locale"

That's what I did and will do.

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

LC_ALL is on my todo list. It happens to at least Pluma and Evolution
too, so it's not related to Claws.

  On Fri, 29 May 2015 18:30:53 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
  >[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ LANG=en_US.UTF-8 claws-mail
  >selecting folder '#mh/Claws Mail/The shared'
  >error: unknown encoding UTF8: using iso88591 as fallback

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

No, there are no problems, I only experience annoying messages. OTOH if
I do real-time recording I dislike useless write access to
~/.xsession-errors, it unlikely will cause problems, but it's a matter
of principle.

On Sat, 30 May 2015 10:25:09 +0000, AC wrote:
>Can you set the following environment variables in your shell
>configuration file:
>export LC_ALL=
>export LC_COLLATE="C"

As the other hints it's on my todo list.


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