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Re: non-ASCII characters in /etc/locales.alias ?


At 16 Jan 2002 13:48:46 +0000,
Alastair McKinstry wrote:

> I've been looking at /etc/locales.alias and the possibility of
> auto-generating it from locale-gen; and noticed that it has non-ASCII
> characters in it: in particular in 
> 	bokmål		no_NO.ISO-8859-1
> 	français	fr_FR.ISO-8859-1
> I think using non-ASCII characters in /etc/locales.alias is dodgy; it
> would break in non- ISO-8859-1 environments. Should this be supported?
> Should /etc/locales.alias have a tag describing its encoding?
> (e.g. an emacs-type tag) 
> Does anyone use these aliases?
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locales/locales.alias says these are defined on
> HPUX; are they in real use?
> Opinions?

How do you think about the discussion from the following mail?

Tomohiro KUBOTA <kubota@debian.org>
"Introduction to I18N"  http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/

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