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Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:25 +0200
From: Olivier Goudron <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Call for locales maintainer & contributors

I don't know how locale files work but i can help for the french
translation if needed.


2014-07-24 21:32 GMT+02:00 Rich Felker <>:

> With the upcoming locale support in musl 1.1.4, there's going to be a
> need to create and maintain locale files for use with musl. This is
> not a task I want to take on myself; I feel like it will take away too
> much time and concentration from actual further development of musl
> and future projects. So I'm looking for someone interested in
> maintaining this aspect of musl.
> I believe it can (and probably should) be an entirely out-of-tree
> project. The intent is for locale files not to be version-specific,
> although they may need some updates for future versions of musl when
> new messages are added or some of the English messages change.
> Otherwise the main task involved is working with users who want to add
> full translations or just localized time, monetary, collation, etc.
> data.
> Since I expect locale support to be somewhat "experimental" in 1.1.4
> (note: this should not interfere with existing deployments since the
> LC_* vars are basically ignored when MUSL_LOCPATH is not set), I don't
> think it's urgent that we get locales created and published right
> away. It can be more of an ongoing process. Over the next day or two I
> should be committing the rest of the source-level support needed for
> LC_TIME and LC_MESSAGES to work. LC_COLLATE and LC_MONETARY might or
> might not make it into this release; I'd rather omit them for now and
> do them right later than have something hackish in a release that we
> feel obligated to continute to support. So early efforts should
> probably just be focused on translating day/month names and related
> formats and the libc messages.
> Rich

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