On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM Michael Stone <mst...@debian.org> wrote: > Per the standard, the C locale is supposed to be a synonym for the POSIX > locale. Can someone give a quick explanation for why in debian the C > locale definition is 162k and the POSIX locale is 8k? Shouldn't they be > identical?
The C/POSIX locales are built *into* glibc, they are not distinct locales. I expect that you are looking at the C.UTF-8 locale which is a distinct locale that supports UTF-8 and is not related to the C/POSIX locales. Cheers, Carlos.