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Re: Introduce en_EU?

10.08.2017 14:43 Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> On 08/08/2017 09:12 PM, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
> > [...]
> > With all due respect, I can't see any reason why _DK was chosen
> > to represent a generic continental European English locale.
> It predates the EU and the ISO reservation.
> > If such locale is actually needed, shouldn't we introduce en_EU
> > instead? _EU can be understood either as Europe or as European
> > Union, both could be assumed valid.
> ISO writes this about “EU”:
> “Refers to European Union and reserved at the request of ISO 4217/MA
> (March 1998) for ISO 6166, Securities - International securities
> identification numbering system (ISIN).”
> (See <> under Country codes/Other
> codes/Exceptionally reserved.)

Looks good.  If I understand correctly, your opinion about my idea
is "rather yes".  I'll think about it a little longer and unless there
are any opposite opinions I'll eventually introduce en_EU.  It should
include common features of as many as possible European countries.
I am not going to remove en_DK although some of its sections may
be reduced to "copy en_EU" and some features which are neither specific
to English language nor Denmark (like attempts to support other
European languages) may be removed.



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