balance sheet rollup-totals are $0

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 10 11:10:18 EDT 2008

"Fred Bone" <Fred.Bone at> writes:

> On 09 September 2008 at 22:40, Stuart McGraw said:
> [...]
>> No joy, nor with LC_ALL. :-(
>> I guess that somewhere in guncash, it calls some function
>> to get the default locale.  I wonder if setting an environment
>> value is sufficient to affect what that function returns.
>> Unfortunately my understanding of this stuff is effectively 
>> zero.
> Doesn't the Preferences / Accounts / Default currency setting affect 
> this?

Nope. The currency symbol is ONLY used for the locale currency,
which only comes from the locale.  That's because the symbol itself
is provided by the locale environment.  GnuCash does not know about
currency symbols internally.

As for how to set it....  Unfortunately I don't know Windows enough
to know how to set the environment variable "properly".
LC_MONETARY would be the correct variable to set.

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