Bug#139826: please add en_GB@euro support
>> Well, I don't necessarily think that's the case, since my
>> understanding is that the "@euro" modifier refers to the
>> characteristics of the locale setting as opposed to the details of
>> economic zones.
I suggest that we postpone this debate until Her Gracious Majesty's
Government convinces Her Gracious Majesty's Subjects to join the Euro
Zone. (I'm told that there's a beggar in front of Waterloo terminal
in London with the sign ``Euro accepted -- Pound preferred.'')
CS> Stupid question from a EU citizen that happens to be in the US for
CS> a while. Which locale setting do I have to use to be able to type
CS> and display the Euro character on my US keyboard (ie no Euro key)
CS> and monitor?
In the short term, en_US.ISO8859-15.
In the longer term, en_US.UTF-8.
Note that you'll probably need to generate these locales yourself.
CS> Shouldn't all citizens, and non citizens, be able to type all
CS> currency symbols of the world, and not only $ and maybe the pound
Absolutely. The long term plan is to completely decouple the locale
(a set of cultural and political preferences) from the character
encoding. Thus, we hope that someday a Debian system will have UTF-8
CS> But probably people in the US didn't get these stickers in the
Our student labs have US keyboards. The second thing we teach our
students is M-x iso-accents-mode.