[I18n-sig] Perhaps the locale should matter?

Bruno Haible haible@ilog.fr
Sat, 6 May 2000 00:20:05 +0200 (MET DST)

Harald Tveit Alvestrand writes:

> I believe the <language>_<country>.<charset> convention is either part of 
> POSIX or part of the ISO locales work.

It is reasonably standardized. But it doesn't help Guido: When he is faced
with a locale named "ru" or "ru_RU", he wouldn't know whether its character
set is ISO-8859-5 or KOI8-R.