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Re: Propose we allow locales without country codes.
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal dot cx>
- 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: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:33:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: Propose we allow locales without country codes.
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On 11/25/2013 08:31 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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.
Clarification noted. I find nothing wrong with accepting locales for