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Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:24:18 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl and legacy win32 apps through wine

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 01:32:44PM +0700, Рысь wrote:
> I managed to get it work easily - the fact that Wine does all encoding
> by it's own powers happily eases the task, and drafts to using the
> simple LD_PRELOAD hack:
> % cat libbrklocale.c                                                                               
> #include <locale.h>
> #include <string.h>
> char d[64];
> char *setlocale(int cat, const char *locale)
> {
> 	char *p = d;
> 	strcpy(d, "ru_RU.UTF-8");
> 	return p;
> }
> % cc -shared -fPIC libbrklocale.c -o
> % LD_PRELOAD=./ wine prog1251.exe
> I can hardcore it into Wine itself by calling appropriate setlocale
> from somewhere, but it's easier to use it as is since my Wine setup is
> going into separate chroot directory.
> The problem was discovered with Wine debugging facility, it got mixed
> locale with mixed "C" and "ru_RU.UTF-8" for
> LC_ALL/LC_MESSAGES/LC_CTYPE. It used latter for encoding, and text was
> garbled. Now everything is consistent and works flawlessly.

Are you perhaps using an older version of musl? Recent versions should
report the locale you requested for all categories, not a mix of C and
your requested locale.


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