Re: Sorting and Volapük (from Re: Sorting and German (was: Sorting and Volapük))

From: William_J_G Overington <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 09:37:34 +0000 (GMT)

Michael Everson <> wrote:
> On 1 Jan 2012, at 19:46, Julian Bradfield wrote:
> > So you should be able to define your own locales.
> How? I am not a programmer.
Well, the first step is to try to find out what is needed, by trying to find an analogous case.
For example, does your computer have either a file with multiple entries, one for each locale, or does it have separate files, one for each locale?
If the latter, could you possibly post the file for French here please so that those who are interested can have a look at it and maybe figure out how to produce an equivalent file for Volapük.
Depending upon the way that the files are encoded, that could be anything from straightforward, to complicated to all-but-impossible. That is how programming problems can go. Some are solved straightforwardly and some are not.
Now certainly, it might not be just a matter of producing another file: there might possibly, for example, also be a file somewhere else with a list of locales and that might be impossible to alter, so producing a new file is not necessarily enough. However, it is worth having a go at trying to produce a new file, then either putting it into the same directory as the file for French, or, if each locale has its own folder, making a new folder and locating the new file in that new folder; rebooting the computer and observing whether that is enough to get a working result.
> > If you don't want to install them in the system locale directory, you may need to mess around a bit.
> How?
I am using a PC and have only ever used a Mac a few times many years ago, so I cannot help with that part of solving the problem. However, there may well be people on this list who can advise you on that part.
William Overington
2 January 2012
Received on Mon Jan 02 2012 - 03:42:50 CST

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