Teodor Sigaev wrote:

> >> --- how do many languages use ISO8859-1 locale?. 
> > ISO8859-1 is encoding, not locale.
> I meant, if we'll use encoding name (for example PG_LATIN1) we couldn't 
> distinguish languages which use that encoding (for example italian and 
> finnish and some more), but using locale names it's possible: 
> it_IT.ISO8859-1, fi_FI.ISO8859-1

I don't understand.  Why use "it_IT.ISO8859-1"?  You just need to know
the language, so "it" is enough.  The _IT part specifies that it's the
italian spoken in Italy.  This may be irrelevant in most cases, but
consider that pt_PT and pt_BR are AFAIK somewhat different languages.

I very much doubt that the different spanishes are any different in the
stemming rules, so there's no need for es_ES, es_PE, es_AR, es_CL etc;
but in the case of portuguese I'm not so sure.  Maybe there are other
examples (like chinese, but I'm not sure how useful is tsearch for

And the .ISO8859-1 part you don't need at all if you accept that the
files are UTF8 by design, as Tom proposed.

Alvaro Herrera                          Developer, http://www.PostgreSQL.org/
"Nadie esta tan esclavizado como el que se cree libre no siendolo" (Goethe)

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