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Re: [PATCH] localedata: en_NL: new English in the Netherlands locale [BZ #14085]

On 23 April 2016 14:01:46 CEST, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
>* Mike Frysinger:
>> Florian's point is that for most categories, you can (mostly) get
>this today:
>> 	export LANG=nl_NL.UTF8
>> 	export LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF8
>> 	export LC_NAME=en_US.UTF8
>> i would contend that for the average user, they'll be using a DE that
>> a GUI where there is a settings panel for them to easily select how
>> want the time/date/currency/etc... to be displayed.
>Right, and some versions of KDE have such separated locale selectors.
>>> Adding this locale will not result in an explosion of additional
>>> locales, as no other languages than English are linga franca. There
>>> is also Danmark English one, I believe.  If you could measure the
>>> eventual usage, this locale will be very in much in demand and usage
>>> in the Netherlands.
>> with ~250 territories defined today, we're talking about ~250 for
>> alone.  that is kind of an explosion considering we have ~330 locales
>> in glibc, and only ~20 of them are for English.
>My worry is that for locales such as en_NL, there is no reference what
>the ârightâ settings should be.  (See my other message.)

For me, as a Dutch person and having a lot of experience with standards, I know this is the optimal and 'right' settings for en_NL. Do you know independent Dutch developers that can review it? I have been offering this via GitHub for many years with no requests for changes.

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