Bug#145772: locales: Cannot fine de_CH@euro
At 05 Mar 2003 09:34:52 +0100,
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
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> On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 08:02, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > > de_CH.ISO-8859-15@euro...Kann die Lokale-Definitionsdatei ?de_CH@euro? nicht ffnen: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
> error msg says 'cannot open locale definition file `de_CH@euro': No such
> file or directory'
> > This problem is fixed in debian sid (2.3.1-* or above), I think. I
> > would like to close this bug.
> I tried with 2.3.1-11 - the error message appears.
Yes - there is no file named "/usr/share/i18n/locales/de_CH@euro".
IMHO, instead, you should use de_CH.ISO-8859-15. IIRC, the official
currency in Switzerland is not Euro but Swiss Fran. de_CH.ISO-8859-15
means "the currency is Swiss Fran, but the coding system is
ISO-8559-15 (Euro aware)". Moreover, de_DE@euro is equal to de_DE
these days - Deutschland adopted Euro officially.
> > However, new debconf locales interface
> > does not provide de_CH@euro, or de_CH.ISO-8859-15. Is it useful to
> > provide de_CH.ISO-8859-15?
> Switzerland is in europe, so many Swiss people deal in Euro. Personally,
> I solve the problem by working with LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (btw: is there
> any difference between the ...UTF-8 locales if I use them in LC_CTYPE?)
> or - for non-unicode enabled programs, in
My question is "should locales have de_CH.ISO-8859-15 entry?".
If we support it, you can use LANG=de_CH.ISO-8859-15.
Or, for de_CH, default character set should be ISO-8859-15?
BTW, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 or en_US.UTF-8 or something is good idea for
me (they are the same type "i18n"). We don't need to add
I close this report if I don't get a reason to support it.