Re: New /etc/unicode POSIX system database

From: John Fieber (
Date: Mon Nov 30 1998 - 20:37:42 EST

On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Markus Kuhn wrote:

> Just like /etc/services contains on any Unix machine a standard list of
> all Internet port names, and /etc/protocols contains all protocol
> identifiers, /etc/unicode should contain all character names, and
> perhaps some auxiliary information as well (character category,
> decomposition, etc.).

I would dispute the /etc location since in modern Unix systems
/etc is reserved for host specific configuration files (except
for legacy cruft from past bad decisions that won't go away).
Somewhere in /usr/share(/lib?) would be more consistent with
contemporary filesystem layouts.


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:20:43 EDT