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Re: [patches] Italy LC_TIME wrong

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Maxim Kuvyrkov wrote:

> Nicolò Chieffo wrote:
> > Hello, I would like to inform you that the LC_TIME for Italy is wrong
> > (so both it_IT and it_CH)
> > 
> > Using `locale -k LC_TIME` to see the settings there is an error:
> > date_fmt="%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y"
> > should be changed to
> > date_fmt="%a %e %b %H:%M:%S %Z %Y"
> > (so swap %b with %e)
> > because in Italy we put the day_number before the month
> Have you posted this as a bug report in FSF GLIBC (at
> sourceware.org/bugzilla)?  It would be best to have this fixed in FSF GLIBC;
> EGLIBC will quickly pick up the fix then.

I'd also like to remind people of what I said in 
<http://www.eglibc.org/archives/patches/msg00667.html>: neither FSF GLIBC 
nor EGLIBC is really the right place for locale data to be maintained and 
there's at least one separate project maintaining this data.  If people 
find it convenient to have a full set of locale sources packaged with the 
C library, the right approach for that would be as with the timezone data: 
separately maintained data of which snapshots are imported into the C 
library sources without modifications (and in such a case, each of EGLIBC 
and FSF GLIBC could import new snapshots whenever convenient and there 
would be no particular need for EGLIBC to import only via FSF GLIBC if 
there were a single source upstream of both).

Joseph S. Myers