[Python-Dev] help wanted: windows locales

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 22:25:17 +0200

> I'm pretty sure one of these should be "no_NO":
>    0x0414: "nb_NO", # Norwegian (Bokmal)
>    0x0814: "nn_NO", # Norwegian (Nynorsk)
> But which one?

Looking at http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/englangn.html, it
seems the answer is "neither". I believe "no_NO" is used for
traditional Norwegian on many systems (that would be Bokmål, right?).

On a number of Unix systems (Linux, Solaris), Nynorsk is requested by
appending "@nynorsk" to $LANG, e.g. no@nynorsk (Linux),
no_NO.ISO8859-1@nynorsk (Solaris). The latter also recognizes no_NY
for Nynorsk, but that doesn't sound too official.

It seems that ISO 639-2:1998 isn't that widely implemented; is anybody
actually using nn/nb?