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Bug#144670: locales: please add alias "breton" for br_FR

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 11:50:01PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > It would be nice to be able to specify the "breton" language as a locale
> > using its name, instead of using the "br_FR" code.
> I'm sorry, we can't add it.  /usr/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias does not
> contain "breton".  Is "breton" is so famous and agreed-name for your
> region?  This file should not use for personal favorite alias name.

"Breton" is the french name for this language, which is a regional
language specific to the french region we name "Bretagne".  IIRC the
language name in this language is "Breizhoneg", but I'm not 100% sure.

> This kind of bugs are sometimes reported, but in many case we don't
> add it, instead we recommend to use "br_FR".  It's popular and
> standardized at POSIX/SUS/Li18nux to use such locale style:
> <language>_<region>.<codeset>@<extension> (ex:br_FR.ISO-8859-15@euro).
> I think this wishlist will not be fixed - I would like to close it.
> Is it ok?

Well, it is surely more practical and more readable to have an alias to point
to the more common combination of language+codeset, isn't it ?

That said, I don't speek this language myself, so there are surely better
advocates than myself on this issue.

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