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Bug#97279: marked as done (locales: /etc/locale.gen incorrect for zh_TW and zh_HK)



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From: Roger So <rogerso@debian.org>
Subject: locales: /etc/locale.gen incorrect for zh_TW and zh_HK
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Package: locales
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Severity: normal

Hello Ben,

Currently the default /etc/locale.gen contains the following lines:

	# zh_HK BIG5HKSCS
	# zh_TW BIG5

However, the locale names commonly used for these two regions are
zh_TW.big5 and zh_HK.big5hkscs.  Then, if a user upgrading from, say,
potato just uncomments these two lines, then she'll end up with only
zh_TW and zh_HK locales, and thus would break quite a few programs.

Therefore, these should be changed to:

	# zh_HK.BIG5HKSCS BIG5HKSCS
	# zh_TW.BIG5 BIG5

Thanks,

Roger

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux foobar 2.4.3 #1 Wed Apr 18 02:05:28 EST 2001 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages locales depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.3-1        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
	^^^ (Provides virtual package glibc2.2)

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Subject: Re: Bug#97279: locales: /etc/locale.gen incorrect for zh_TW and zh_HK
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At Sat, 8 Mar 2003 01:31:09 +1100,
Roger So wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:48:51PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > Is this wishlist still alive?  We use debconf nowadays.  In addition
> > locale name should be back from long format to short name
> > (zh_HK.BIG5-HKSCS -> zh_HK -> zh).
> 
> Actually I'd prefer the short "zh_HK" to refer to UTF-8, with the
> specific "zh_HK.BIG5-HKSCS" referring to the Big5+HKSCS encoding.

It seems zh_HK uses BIG5-HKSCS mainly, so changing this behavior is
difficult yet.

> > Could I close this bug?
> 
> Closing it is fine with me.

Thanks, I close it.

Regards,
-- gotom



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