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Re: Locale for boot-floppies

Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> writes:

> Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org>:
> > Probably we should create a new minimal locale which is just like C,
> > except that it uses UTF-8. Maybe we can call it "C.UTF-8".
> > 
> > I'm not an export on locales, but I'll try to have a look at it and
> > see if I can make something work.
> I tried blending "i18n" and "POSIX" to create the attached version of
> /usr/share/i18n/locales/C@utf-8.
> The name "C.UTF-8" doesn't seem to be usable.
> The /usr/lib/locale/C@utf-8/ that results is still 158 KB, but the
> compressed tar archive is about 30 kB. The big file is LC_CTYPE. I
> don't suppose you could make that file smaller, but maybe you could
> make it more compressible.

This seems liek the way to go. 

What changes would we need to do to boot-floppies or other packages to
add this?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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