Phasing out forwarding of locale settings

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at
Fri Sep 3 21:57:36 AEST 2021

On Fri, 3 Sep 2021, Florian Weimer wrote:

> We increasingly see a situation where the terminal has some UTF-8 locale
> (usually en_US.UTF-8), but the remote end does not recognize that and
> falls back to the POSIX locale, often quite noisily.

The noise of the fallback is the only problem with that, though.

I tend to have my locale settings in my ~/.mkshrc on either side,
so I get sanitised locale environment parameters anyway. This is
the easiest, and perhaps the most reliable, way to fix this (for
interactive/shell sessions) but outside of the scope of ssh…

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