RE: REALLY *not* Tamil - changing scripts (long)

From: Addison Phillips [wM] (
Date: Sat Jul 27 2002 - 12:47:05 EDT

Nothing wrong with it, hence "approximately" ;-)

My hyperbole was getting in the way of accuracy there, as I'm aware of the
Linux locale thing (for that matter, most POSIX systems will let you compile
a locale with a fair bit of effort, and JDK1.5 is rumored to possibly
include user-def locales, so heck...)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Starner []
> Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 12:07 AM
> To: Addison Phillips [wM]; Curtis Clark
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: REALLY *not* Tamil - changing scripts (long)
> At 08:46 PM 7/26/02 -0700, Addison Phillips [wM] wrote:
> >That does leave you with the must less happy problem of finding
> a platform
> >with user defined locales (approximately no platforms
> conveniently do this).
> What's wrong with Linux's user defined locales? I attach one
> in actual use; while the format isn't the clearest and simplest
> in the world, any computer geek could fix you up a new locale
> given a few hours. You could write a nice GUI program to simplify
> the matter, but it's not something that many users are interested
> about, especially given Unix's flexibilty at mixing features from
> different locales.
> --
> David Starner -

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