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Re: Propose we allow locales without country codes.
- From: Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal dot cx>
- To: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Keld Simonsen <keld at keldix dot com>, Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw dot cz>, libc-locales at sourceware dot org, Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse dot com>, Adam Conrad <adconrad at 0c3 dot net>
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:31:22 -0500
- Subject: Re: Propose we allow locales without country codes.
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On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 09:52:35AM -0500, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> 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?
I propose that glibc also accept such locales for languages whose
speakers are dispersed around the world and not likely to have a
locale for the combination of their language and country, and for
languages used by displaced peoples who do not have a country at all.