[I18n-sig] Perhaps the locale should matter?

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld@dkuug.dk
Sat, 6 May 2000 00:58:41 +0200

On Fri, May 05, 2000 at 11:23:36PM +0200, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> At 18:26 05.05.2000 +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >I like this idea a lot.  There was some discussion on the Linux-UTF-8
> >list <linux-utf8@nl.linux.org> on this topic (I'm Cc:ing them).
> >Current GNU libc development versions provide nl_langinfo() and
> >understand locale settings like "LANG=de_DE.UTF-8".  I don't know if
> >this convention is widely used, though.  If it isn't, there's probably
> >nothing else, so you could use it anyway. ;)
> I believe the <language>_<country>.<charset> convention is either part of 
> POSIX or part of the ISO locales work. Keld Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk> would 
> know.

I believe this convention comes out of the Open Group.

> (I found the <language>_<country> convention in a draft for ISO 15897; that 
> doc did not specify a .charset extension for it)

ISO 15897 uses another naming convention for charsets , 
namely <language>_<country>/<charset> plus a number of other
parameters. You can see a good approximization of what is the
approved ISO standard in its first draft for revision
at http://www.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc22/wg20/ look then in the projects
page or the standards page.