GNU glibc and the CLDR locales questions
Thu Feb 17 14:42:00 GMT 2005
Can someone please answer the following regarding the latest glibc-2.3.4:
1) What is the current origin of the 189 locales in glibc-2.3.4? Are these
still the set of accrued locale data from glibc, or have these data already
been influenced/augmented by the CLDR/ICU locale data?
(I suspect that the answer to this question is that the data are the accrued
locale data from glibc, not yet influenced by CLDR. Is this correct?)
2) If the current glibc locale data have not yet been influenced/augmented
by the CLDR project, is there a plan to do so by the glibc maintainers?
I would really like to know what the maintainer's thoughts and future plans
3) If there is a plan by the glibc maintainers to derive all future
glibc locale data
from the CLDR XML data repository, does this mean that we can look
forward to having
all of the localedata in UTF-8 format when it is translated into
the POSIX format
required by glibc?
(This would be much nicer than the mish-mash of legacy encodings).
4) Is there any future plan to extend the glibc library to, say, read
directly from the
CLDR LDML XML format?
- Ed Trager
Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan,
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