martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > also sprach Thorsten Glaser <email@example.com> [2007.06.16.1528 +0100]: >> That's what I did, but the idea is not to have to do that. (Besides, >> "C" is installed by default, so we need some kind of "C.UTF-8", whose >> role is – for LC_CTYPE – usually fulfilled by en_US.UTF-8.) > > Please stop CCing debian-project. > > Does a C.UTF-8 exist? If yes, then this is a sound proposal, > I think. I believe that the "C" locale is supposed to be US_ASCII only. Rationale: ISO C99 §7.4 (ctype "functions that have locale-specific aspects only when not in the "C" locale...) Many of the constraints this section for the various is* functions would restrict the "C" locale to US_ASCII. UTF-8 would break the constraints over e.g. whitespace characters, digits, lowercase characters etc.. I'm not sure who would want to use C.UTF-8. If you want a basic non-Unicode locale with known behaviour on all platforms, the "C" locale is useful, particularly when doing serialisation where localisation would break file formats. If you want Unicode, why would you not just use the appropriate .UTF-8 locale for your language/country? Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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