From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 05:47:51 CDT
From: "Antoine Leca" <Antoine10646@leca-marti.org>
> On Tuesday, May 11, 2004 6:59 PM, Philippe Verdy va escriure:
> > This code is meant
> > to designate the language variant as spoken in that area, but not for
> > identifying a location.
> I am very sorry, but if in
> LANG=fr; LC_MONETARY=es_ES
> you consider that _ES above is a language variant of Spanish Castilian as
> different from Hispanoamerican, you are deeply wrong.
Don't infer things I did not say. I did not mean that. My sentence is valid
within the context of the [LANG=] setting, not in the context of [LC_MONETARY=].
Within [LANG=], the country/territory specification is a language variant
specifier, which may or may not work well to designate other localizable
In fact even if you used [LANG=es_ES], this may not mean only Catillan: there
are other variants of Spanish in Spain (even if you exclude regional languages
like Basque, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, which have also their own variants
independant of [LANG=es] Spanish).
[LANG=] in your example is unambiguously specifying the French language (but no
implied country/territory, and thus not Spanis) and is then used as the default
for other locale settings; [LC_MONETARY=] will never have a semantic for
language or language-variant selection, it is really meant to designate the
currency used in Spain, and formated according to currency format in Spain (the
[es] prefix has no real function here except that it just selects the best
script to use for digits and decimal separator and grouping) for spelling
currency amounts, French terms would still be used according to [LANG], in
reference to the Spanish currency (now the Euro, same as in France).
Should the [LC_MONETARY=] setting be left unspecified, the currency settings
would inherit from the language setting in [LANG=], that does not specify the
territory (so the currency will be left unspecified to some defaults, using the
digits, dot and comma as used in French, most probably in France here).
The POSIX settings are very language-centric with [LANG=] used as the root
setting used as the default for for other specialized settings (the only
exception being [TZ=] for the timezone, which can't be infered correctly and
easily from a language or even a territory).
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