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Re: Propose we allow locales without country codes.

On 11/25/2013 10:19 AM, Chris Leonard wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
>> Community,
>> I'm proposing we allow locales without country codes in order
>> to accept international languages without country codes as
>> valid locales e.g. eo.
>> The infrastructure in glibc appears to support locales without
>> country codes. We don't know what issues might crop up downstream.
>> We should just fix downstream as new locales without country codes
>> are created.
>> Does anyone object to this? Does anyone see any serious problems?
>> Cheers,
>> Carlos.
> It is worth noting that Debian/Ubuntu downstreams seem to use
> lang-only locales to solve the lang-eo issue, so there is some
> indication that this will work.  I'd love to know what Redhat does.

We don't ship any locales that lack geographic region with the obvious
exception of POSIX, and i18n (ISO/IEC 14652).

Given that POSIX and i18n work it must mean that downstream tools can
consume a locale without geographic region.

Either way I assume your comments mean you are in support of my proposal?


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