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Bug#251000: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#251000: xlibs-data: keeping /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED and /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias in sync.)

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 05:05:04PM +0200, peppe wrote:
> The point is:  why xlibs-data and glibc use the same env
> vars but interpret them differently? That is: why must I set
> LANG="en_US.ISO-8859-15" for libc and LANG="en_US.ISO8859-15" for
> xlibs-data? (Notice the subtle difference, and the impossibility)

Because Xlib's locale handling was implemented before many C libraries
supported locales at all.

I am still stumped as to why you think the lanuage and territory part of
the LC_CTYPE variable are significant.

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