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Re: [PING][RFC] iso-3177 changes
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:02:36 -0400
- Subject: Re: [PING][RFC] iso-3177 changes
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On 10/01/2013 09:31 AM, Chris Leonard wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Chris Leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The iso-3177.def file is out-of-date.
>> There have been changes in 3177 that need to be reflected and some of
>> them will impact existing locales.
>> 1) Relatively simple case A
>> Sudan is now Sudan and South Sudan
>> Fix: copy ar_SD locale, customize country information to create South
>> Sudan locale, adjust new country number for Sudan in ar_SD and
>> 2) Slightly more complex case B
>> Netherlands Antilles is not in 3177 anymore, there are separate
>> entries for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao now.
>> Fix: copy pap_AN locale (several times), customize country information
>> to create three locales, adjust country info in new locales and update
>> The question is what to do with pap_AN locale file?
>> "AN" no longer exists in 3177.
>> Do we deprecate that locale file or leave it as a legacy file for a
>> release or two?
>> I'll do the patching (it's relatively simple) and submit it list for
>> comment, but I need to know whether I delete pap_AN now, or wait on
We should not delete pap_AN, it should be left as a legacy locale
for several releases. Please add a note about that in the file and
indicate the release it should be removed in. Then please also
update the Master TODO list here so we remember:
At some point we will remove it and the distributions will need to
use the aliasing support e.g. /etc/locale.alias.
>> Do I do all iso-3177 changes as a single patch or break it up?
Please break it up.