Bug#209402: locales: Setting LC_CTYPE to ISO-8859-1 does not work
On 2003-09-10 11:17:25 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:10:25PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > I agree, but then, why not accept "ISO-8859-1" only, from the user's
> > point of view?
> You might as well just leave it at C. It doesn't provide the case
> conversion functions (say) with any extra information.
But then, I would no longer be able to use accented characters.
> More to the point, it's not implemented, not required to be implemented,
> and not necessary for localization. :)
Being able to choose "ISO-8859-1" without giving the language could be
useful to use a single value on multiple machines, as not all locales
are installed (and not anyone is root to generate the missing locales).
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