Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Mon Apr 28 11:55:22 UTC 2014

On 28/04/14 21:02, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 11:14:21PM +0200, Niels Vermaut wrote:
>> Could somebody tell me how to create a locale profile. The current Belgian
>> Profile sets my languages all wrong. In Gnome Shell date I get the german
>> language, which is completely wrong.
>> I would create such a profile, so that I could be included into the main
>> distro. Also, other localisations for the dutch language (for use in The
>> Netherlands and parts of Belgium), I would be happy to create/help with.
> Locale definitions are part of the GNU C library.  (Ubuntu does some fancy
> stuff to strip them out and split them into language packs; I'm not
> familiar with the process).
This only applies to packages within 'main', packages in universe etc, just use normal translations as per upstream.
> You can find the locale sources in /usr/share/i18n/locales/.  The file
> names combine language and country codes, e.g. the Dutch language locale
> for Belgium is nl_BE.
> The format of these files is described (somewhat sparsely) in
> http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/en/man5/locale.5.html
> You may also want to study Chapter 7 ("Locale") of Base Definitons
> volume of the POSIX standard, freely available at
> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/
> Near the top of that file you'll find an email contact for reporting
> bugs: bug-glibc-locales at gnu.org
> HTH,
> Marius Gedminas

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