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Bug#334281: locale(1): say what the quotes mean

Package: libc6
Version: 2.3.5-6
Severity: wishlist

The locale(1) man page should say why it puts quotes around some of the values.

$ locale
LC_CTYPE="C" ...

Still there even after
$ eval export `locale|sed s/=.*/=C/` && locale

P.S., even though the man page refers to setlocale(3), some mention
should be made at to what one needs to do to 'set the locale' in a
shell script. Perhaps just changing some environment variables.

Also the setlocale(3) man page could mention this too.

And somewhere mention why locale "C" is called "C".

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