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Re: [PATCH] localedata: i18napis: update LC_ADDRESS.country_post

On 11 Jun 2016 11:00, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 06/11/2016 09:27 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On 11 Jun 2016 08:45, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> In any case, I think it is safe to say that LC_ADDRESS.country_post is
> >> now obsolete.
> >
> > if we want the full country name in caps, libaddressinput provides that
> > too.
> We need the country name in upper case in English or French.  The name 
> in the local language is usually insufficient (while DEUTSCHLAND will 
> likely be routed correctly, DÃÃTSCHLAND may work by accident, NÄMSKA 
> only when mailing from the East, and we have German (in the country 
> sense) locales for all these).

libaddressinput provides both.  i would lean torwards using the english
one all the time in the assumption it has a higher chance of being routed
correctly more often.

> > however, if we want to go the route of rethinking country_post,
> > then we might also consider rethinking postal_fmt too.  the requirements
> > of the current postal systems might be too much for the current spec.
> >
> I doubt how glibc can provide anything useful for application use.  The 
> formats are extremely varied, and you need this information when posting 
> things internationally, so for all locales, not just the current's user 
> choice.

i have no problem dropping postal_fmt & country_post from all locales and
telling people to use libaddressinput.  after all, it's not like glibc has
functions to format postal_fmt in the first place -- it's left up to the
app to do the printf logic itself, and iirc, last time i searched, there
was no one doing that.

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