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Re: Bug#379526: papersize is a4 for US install - should be letter

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 01:29:49AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 06:36 +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > Far be it from me to make extra work for the localization-config  
> > > maintainer.  And I agree with you that locales are exactly for the  
> > > purpose of setting things that depend on country and language.  I  
> > > guess my problem is that (for the intended application of this  
> > > system) I want a locale that says "language" is "C" and "country" is  
> > > "US" -- but there is no such locale.

> > en_US seems to be the closest approximation...

> > Apart from the extra cruft bringed by the locales packages you would
> > get by choosing English then United States, I actually would recommend
> > setting the locale to en_US if you want some correct
> > internationalization.

> > I actually recommend closing this bug report.

> Do what you want, but keep in mind that en_US, and every other natural
> language locale except "C", messes with the sort collating order to
> satisfy some librarian's idea of 'niceness'.   It robs me of the
> simplicy and reliability of the "natural" collating order that I get
> from plain old 8-bit ASCII characters.

So set LC_COLLATE to C in your environment; but don't claim that this means
there needs to be a single cohesive C_US locale, there really is no such

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