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asked 2012-11-16 17:54:49 +0000

688a gravatar image

Hi there,

I've found that when I set "export LANG=enHK.UTF-8" in /etc/profile.d/, the mod+d doesn't show up. But when I set "export LANG=enUS.UTF-8", the mod+d is just fine. What should I do?


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answered 2012-11-16 18:04:35 +0000

Michael gravatar image

"the mod+d" is just dmenu. Run it in a terminal and figure out why it doesn’t work.

I very strongly suspect this has nothing to do with i3 itself. See also if it works in a terminal.

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answered 2012-11-17 05:58:42 +0000

688a gravatar image

When LANG=enHK.UTF-8, it returns "no locale support" if I type dmenu in the terminal. When LANG=enUS-UTF-8, nothing happens if I type dmenu in the terminal.

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So, submit a bug at dmenu:

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2012-11-17 08:57:44 +0000 )edit

Oh... I thought dmenu was part of i3... alright, I will check that out!

688a gravatar image688a ( 2012-11-17 19:27:18 +0000 )edit

Why don't you just edit your settings to run "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 dmenu" instead of "dmenu" ?

Licaon_Kter gravatar imageLicaon_Kter ( 2012-11-19 11:31:41 +0000 )edit

Sorry Licaon. Where the setting you are referring?

688a gravatar image688a ( 2012-11-22 07:43:49 +0000 )edit

@688a: Edit your ~/.i3/config of course: **bindsym $mod+e exec LANG=en__US.UTF-8 dmenu__run**

Licaon_Kter gravatar imageLicaon_Kter ( 2012-11-25 02:45:48 +0000 )edit

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