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Re: (forw) Re: @euro support with new languagechooser (was: dropping tc1)

On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 07:12:27AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Denis Barbier (barbier@linuxfr.org):

> > But generated locales differ because different encodings are passed to
> > localedef:
> >   $ LANG=fr_FR locale charmap
> >   ISO-8859-1
> >   $ LANG=fr_FR@euro locale charmap
> >   ISO-8859-15

> > Steve mentions in another message that switching fr_FR encoding to
> > ISO-8859-15 cannot be done without discussion, but glibc upstream
> > has a definitive position: encodings are never changed, period.
> > (It recently surfaces again about et_EE)
> > So this discussion is over before it begins ;)

> So, as a conclusion, these @euro locales are only motivated because
> they are associated with different encodings, not because of their
> contents.

> So I guess we have to find a way to deal with variants in the
> Installer..

> variantchooser ? :-)

Even though there are different locale variants available for historical
reasons, I think there is no reason we need to support more than one
variant for each locale in new installs.  So a simple mapping list in
countrychooser should be sufficient.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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