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

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 10:17:40AM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> 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, DÜÜTSCHLAND may work by accident, N??MSKA 
> > 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.

I don't think we should droppostal informaton, as this should be associated with the locale.
The libaddressinput model is a wrong concepti, as it is not associated with the locale..

Vest regards

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