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Re: Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2013: The GNU C Library.

On 03/16/2013 10:16 PM, Chris Leonard wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
>> On Friday 15 March 2013 12:30:16 Chris Leonard wrote:
>>> An area I would like you to touch on is the role of the GNU C Library
>>> in internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n) via it's
>>> stewardship of the glibc locale files.
>> glibc is important in this area, but i wonder if libicu isn't filling a bigger
>> role.  as you mention further along, cross-device portability is playing a
>> huge factor in application development.  for such projects, relying on glibc
>> isn't feasible (since they often want to run on Android, iOS, OS X, Windows,
>> etc...), so they turn to libicu which can do all of these platforms.
>> i'm simply making an observation here.  not agreeing/disagreeing/whatever with
>> your points.
>> -mike
> Nor will I disagree with your point that CLDR locales (used by libicu,
> Mozilla, etc.) are increasingly important, but I will note that Carlos
> is speaking at a "Linux Collaboration Summit" and in that context,
> glibc locales are critical.

That's correct. I see value in glibc having as much support for
as many languages as possible. How that support is maintained or
created is a unique and difficult problem.


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