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


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