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Re: How many people need locales?

Quite offtopic, but anyway...

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 02:54:30PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 02:34:58PM +0200, Miros/law Baran wrote:
> > 3.09.2001 pisze Radovan Garabik (garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk):
> > 
> > > but you have to realize one thing: they are not doing it because of
> > > locale. They are doing it because they want to tell their
> > > applications to pass 8-bit characters unaffected.
> > 
> > A quite elegant _theory_. Rather untrue. Falsified by me.
> and proved by me :-)
> (question was about "most people")
> Of all the people I know who are using linux here (about 10), no one
> uses (slovak) locale for anything else then allowing to pass 
> iso-8859-2 chars to/from the console.
> They hate, or at least are indifferent to having menus
> in their native language. They hate number format in slovak locale.

Why not create a proper en_SK.iso8859-2 locale, with the desired date
and number formats?

Many people in Hong Kong, for example, are actually also more
comfortable with English rather than Chinese in the UI; therefore, I
created a custom en_HK.big5hkscs locale for them.


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