> On 1.03.2016 г., at 5:45, Sergey Manucharian <s...@ara-ler.com> wrote:
> 
> Excerpts from Andrey Chernov's message from Tue 01-Mar-16 05:47:
>> On 01.03.2016 2:23, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> 
>>> I can properly generate almost any of the said locales/encodings but a few 
>>> that
>>> I would like to remove (provided that unicode version are available)
>>> 
>>> Here is the list of locales/encodings:
>>> 
>>> be_BY.CP1251
>> 
>> CP1251 is Windows native (single characters mode) and widely used to
>> represent Cyrillic: Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
>> (i.e. be_BY), Macedonian. IMHO it will be better to not remove it to
>> make easy handling of native encoded texts comes from Windows.
>> 
> 
> I agree with Andrey that CP1251 is needed as one of major Cyrillic
> encodings.
> 
> Not sure how the locale existence/absence effects that. Definitely nobody
> uses it as a locale for more than a decade.
> 

I use daily bg_BG.CP1251 on a lot of workstations, primarily to handle old text 
documents and source code that contains pre-UTF text. I could imagine similar 
use case for be_BY.CP1251.

What benefit does it bring to remove an already existing locale?

Daniel
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