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[Bug localedata/14879] New: Addition of Interlingua locale

             Bug #: 14879
           Summary: Addition of Interlingua locale
           Product: glibc
           Version: 2.17
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: localedata
    Classification: Unclassified

Created attachment 6755
Patch to add Interlingua locale from Nik Kalach (

The current glibc package and the upstream glibc do not include Interlingua
locale for any region. A lot of Fedora programs like Anaconda,
system-config-language and Publican depend from the presence of the correct
locale in the system. For these programs it is not enough just to set up the
LANGUAGE environment variable to localize the interface. Anaconda and
system-config-language perform system locale configuration themselves and do
not support setting of the LANGUAGE variable in /etc/locale.conf or
Anaconda, Firstboot, system-config-language, s-c-time and s-c-keyboard are
translated to Interlingua but the lack of the Interlingua locale creates
usability problem or, in case of Anaconda and s-c-language, it does not allow
the programs to operate as expected.

Fedora documentation and Web-site use Publican for formatting. All necessary
Interlingua localizations are available but Publican cannot use them without
the locale. As a result, Fedora documentation in Interlingua cannot be built in
the standard Fedora Project build environment.

To solve these problems I propose to add an attached patch to the glibc
package. It adds the ia_FR locale.

Supporting information for this locale is following:
1. The ISO-639-1 code for the language: "ia"
2. Languages of France:
3. The leading Interlingua association "Union Mundial pro Interlingua" 
   is registered as a French non-profit association. Registration #0911004931
4. The locale data are available in CLDR.
5. The ethnological information is available here:
   Gordon, Raymond G. (ed.). 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15 edn. (09 July, 2008.)
   This source specifies the geography for this language as "France"
6. Interlingua is registered by IANA with subtag "ia".
7. General information about the language and its history is available here:

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