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Re: Splitting locales and i18ndata from glibc into some sane packages

On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, -dsr- wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 04:40:15PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 08:04:16AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > I want to split up the locales and i18ndata packages from glibc in to some
> > > more sanely sized packages. I'm not sure of two things:
> It's much more likely that en_UK (or is it en_GB?) will want to install
> en_US than es_ES, even though they're geographically closer.

I would say the oposite is probable. I f.ex. need de_CH (= I'm living in
Switzerland) but also cs_CS (= I'm a Czech descendant). Since most
countries in Europe have ca. ~20% of *officialy* foreign population I
expect at *least* those people to want to have also their "native" locales
in addition to their "local" locales. The "real" (whatever that 
means) "foreign" population is of course *a lot* higher (second generation
etc.). Migration is a common phenomenon in the world, so people will often
need two or more completetly separate locales sets.

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