Re: LC_CTYPE locale category and character sets.

From: Alain LaBont\i\ (
Date: Mon Aug 03 1998 - 14:57:21 EDT

A 12:14 98-07-16 -0700, Keld J|rn Simonsen a écrit :
>Michael Everson writes:
>> >Some case mappings (e.g., for French and for Turkish)
>> >differ from the defaults.
>> French?
>Yes, some French maintain that the uppercase version of lowercase
>accented letters do not have accents.

[Alain] :
Right, they have been brain-washed in primary schools for almsost a century
(mainly due to mechanical typewriter constraints, and, previous to that,
due to stone-carving practices dating from long before the invention of
accents) in spite of evidence in all dictionaries to the contrary at the
same time (all major franco-French dictionaries' entries are in capitals
only, obviously with accents for words which require them, totally

Alain LaBonté

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