On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 03:24:19PM +0300, Andrey Chernov wrote: > On 15.11.2015 10:09, John Marino wrote: > > We (DragonFly) didn't just update locales. We took the opportunity to > > do spring cleaning. We didn't want to be as drastic as OpenBSD which > > removed all encodings except for C/POSIX and UTF, but we did remove > > several locales intentionally. > > > > In the case of ISO8859-1: > > All ISO8859-* is basically obsolete. > > In western Europe, if somebody wants ISO-8859, they want ISO8859-15, not > > ISO8859-1. They are similar, but the former is tailored for western > > europe with "Euro" currency and 9 other symbols. It comes at the > > expense of removing 10 characters from ISO8859-1. There's also a common > > problem that users view -15 documents with -1 accidently. So there was > > a conscience decision to have either ISO8859-1 or ISO8859-15 but not > > both. For western Europe this means the ISO8859-1 versions were dropped. > > ISO8859-1 locales are legacy even if obsoleted in modern world (I agree > with that). Lots of ports (even at configure stage!) have checks for > them. Since we generate locales from CLDR now, it will be no cost to > bring all 8859-1 back to not violate POLA and not fix every failing port. > Exp-run have been made and no ports were failing with the removed locales.
Best regards, Bapt
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