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[Bug localedata/3326] New locale request: crh_UA

------- Additional Comments From keld at dkuug dot dk  2006-10-13 16:27 -------
Subject: Re:  New locale request: crh_UA

On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 11:26:33PM -0000, tatar dot iqtelif dot i18n at gmail dot com wrote:
> ------- Additional Comments From tatar dot iqtelif dot i18n at gmail dot com  2006-10-12 23:26 -------
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > Which character encodings?  ISO-8859-9 is mentioned in the file but is it
> > necessary?  I.e., is there sufficient existing practice?  The general direction
> > is to only define a UTF-8 locale and define it has the base (i.e., crh_UA, not
> > crh_UA.UTF-8).
> I mostly based the encoding on some other locales i've looked at: most of them
> specify an ISO encoding. 
> As far as Crimean Tatar, web sites appear to favor windows-1254, and ISO-8859-9.
> However, as far as i know, desktop's locale doesn't affect browser settings, so
> UTF-8 would be as much, or perhaps more acceptable: would have the advantage of
> more characters supported (could probably come in handy in text processing in
> some apps), w/ barely any performance penalty. 
> I would rely on your judgment on this one, but indeed UTF-8 does appear to be a
> better choice, and it appears other locales are UTF-8-based, despite the source
> comments. In that case, making UTF-8 the base would also be the right thing to
> do, as i don't think there'll be a reason to ever have another base.
> Please let me know if you'd like me to submit the locale w/ UTF-8 replacing
> ISO-8859-9.

The recommendation is to write locales in a charset independent way, so
that it can work with a number of charsets. And then the locale in
source form should not have a charset name in it. When the locale is
compiled with a specific charset, it is fine to add the name of that
charset to the binary locale name.

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