Re: A language by any other name
On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 11:07:43AM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> some days ago I submitted a bug (111465) against the "locales" package
> asking for the inclusion of the alias "english" for the locale
> "en_US.ISO-8851-1". Ben Collins, the maintainer of "locales", swiftly
> closed it with this message:
> Find a consensus on whether english should be en_US or en_UK and
> I'll do it. As I fail to think you will find this consensus, I'm
> closing this bug.
> My bug was triggered by the fact that gdm offers a long selection of
> languages, among them English (without bells and whistles, just plain
> old "English") and in case you select that, it sets the environment
> variable LANG to that, "english". Since that locale doesn't exist, and
> there isn't an alias for that, this causes some programs to emit
> spurious warnings about undefined/invalid locales. I don't care. For
> me the solution is to set LANG in my .bashrc (or unset it, which is
> what I actually do -- I noticed the bug because this was a new
> installation where my standard environment wasn't available yet).
> Since other users are likely to hit this, too, I submitted at bug. At
> first I was going to submit it against gdm, for setting LANG to a "bad"
> value, but then I noticed /etc/locale.alias contains things like:
What if the gdm pkg cut off `plain' english?
Maybe a choice among english_british and english_american could
me more correct.
What about english_italian also :) ? We speak brooklino instead of
plain english, generally ...
Francesco P. Lovergine