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Re: windows-1251 language environment

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: windows-1251 language environment
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 20:50:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> It sounds like you are saying that there's a more-or-less standard
> for GNU and Unix systems, but that Windows is different.  Is that
> right?

Actually, it looks as if I mis-interpreted eggert's comments in
mule-cmds.el.  They appear to say that the components of the name are
standardized, but the Single Unix Spec v3 (now equivalent to POSIX?)
actually says they are implementation-defined:

  If the locale value has the form:
     it refers to an implementation-provided locale, where settings of
     language, territory, and codeset are implementation-defined.
     LC_TIME are defined to accept an additional field @ modifier, which
     allows the user to select a specific instance of localization data
     within a single category (for example, for selecting the dictionary as
     opposed to the character ordering of data). The syntax for these
     environment variables is thus defined as:

Of the systems I can check, current Solaris, Tru64 and Irix do use the
ISO language and territory codes.

> What I said is that Emacs
> should not *rely on* an external mechanism such as locales for
> customization.  It should provide an Emacs-natural customize mechanism
> *also*.

I don't think customization based on language, territory and codeset
is really unnatural.  (Which isn't to say that locales are perfect.)
The relevant parameters can already be set individually in Lisp,

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