AUTHORS list and the C locale on Mac OS X

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Tue Nov 9 14:58:26 CST 2010

Charles Davis <cdavis at> wrote:
>On 11/9/10 12:13 PM, James Mckenzie wrote:
>> No, it is not a bug in GNU sed.  The authors.c file needs to have the erroneous characters for the language used by
>> MacOSX changed to be acceptable?
>That ain't gonna fly. I think we should explicitly use a UTF-8 locale
>(like en_US.UTF-8 or some such) instead of the C locale when sed goes
>over the AUTHORS file.

Don't shoot the messenger.  Maybe we can force the use of sed if it exists in the /usr/bin directory then to get around the 'brokenness' of GNU sed on the Mac?  If not, it is a real bear to set the language on a Mac per previous discussions on the Users list.

James McKenzie

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