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Re: Updating/adding locale for Ethiopia and Eritrea in GNU libc.
- From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry dot com>
- To: Daniel Yacob <yacob at geez dot org>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: 01 May 2003 14:18:59 +0200
- Subject: Re: Updating/adding locale for Ethiopia and Eritrea in GNU libc.
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- Reply-by: Tue, 1 Jan 1801 04:37:40 +1000
> Traditionally there is no AM or PM. A full sentence expression is
> used to specify the time, I've used an abbreviated form. The word
> used for AM has 4 spellings, I thought I had the canonical form but
> did not. Most people will confuse this.
Are you aware that you can skip the AM/PM value, and that this is
taken as an indication that the locale should use 24-hour time value?
At least I believe this is how it work.
> I dug up my a draft spec I have for the locales and looked into the
> sorting issue also. This is a good reference if you don't have a
Thanks. I printed it. Are you aware of
> I did get the multichar sequence to sort right for Oromo, also the
> Amharic problem is 95% fixed:
I tested this, and it seem to work.
> The only oddity is that english softs with "aAbBcC" but I think that
> is what is being set in file iso14651_t1 file. I get the same order
> when I set LC_COLLATION=en_US.
OK. Are you sure lower case should come before capital letters? In
Norwegian it is the other way around.
> I'll play with the collation updates more on the weekend, set the
> symbols for punctuation and numbers, perhaps add one of the academic
> collation orders also. I try to get new locales submitted for glibc
> by the end of next week. Let me know if you have any comments.
Sounds good. I did not understand why you added whitespace (<U0020>)
to the entries. Are you sure this is a good idea?
And you should add charset information to the locale to match the
current version in glibc CVS.
--- am_ET.orig Thu May 1 14:07:57 2003
+++ am_ET Thu May 1 13:43:39 2003
@@ -2,6 +2,7 @@
% Amharic language locale for Ethiopia.
% Contributed by Daniel Yacob <email@example.com>
+% Charset: UTF-8
title "Amharic language locale for Ethiopia"
Did you check the LC_NUMERIC and LC_MONETARY sections? How are
numbers and currency values written in Amharic? I do not think there
should be space at the end of int_curr_symbol. At the very least, it
should use NO-BREAK SPACE (<U00A0>).
How are the following values written as numbers and currency (using
both $ and ETB) in Amharic?
In Norwegian, this would look like this:
kr 1 234,56
NOK 1 234,56
And so on... Do you have a similar list for the languages you are
working on? I want to add it to the test scripts in glibc.
(I think we should move this discussion to libc-alpha, to get input
from the glibc maintainers. I copy this reply there.)