kde vs. locales

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri Dec 7 15:51:51 GMT 2007

On Friday 07 December 2007 13:22:07 Lukáš Tinkl wrote:
> Dne Saturday 24. of November 2007 20:35:15 Oswald Buddenhagen napsal(a):
> > a somewhat less tiny problem: kde currently allows incredibly
> > fine-grained localization settings which simply cannot be represented
> > via LC_*. the kcm_locale could try to match the settings to existing
> > locales. if no match is found, a) the user is prompted to confirm and
> > b) klocale is instructed to use the kde setting instead of the
> > corresponding LC_* for this particular setting, thus making it
> > inconsistent with non-kde apps again. i'm not sure it's worth it -
> > maybe the kcm should just offer the preset locales instead.
> My main concern is how we handle those "special" or fine-grained settings
> then? Think of extended date/time formats, declensed month names, first day
> of week etc. IIRC all those setting cannot be represented by glibc LC_
> variables

The fact that we chose the system locale doesn't mean we will start using 
glibc translation functions. The fine-grained settings are only available in 

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