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accepted Should 'LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 date +%x' give consistent results across machines?
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comment Should 'LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 date +%x' give consistent results across machines?
How frustrating. Thank you for your help though. FWIW, my motivation here is that I am trying to get the libc++ unit tests running and passing on linux. Several of the locale related tests are failing on that platform due to variations like the one above. I had hoped that the problem was with the underlying platform, but it seems the tests are relying on behavior that cannot be safely relied upon.
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comment Should 'LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 date +%x' give consistent results across machines?
Thank you for the reply (and the migration?). I can understand that the name by which a locale is selected might reasonably vary across implementations. I'm surprised to hear though that the interpretation can too. Isn't the whole point of a locale to specify how these things (dates, currencies, times) etc. are to be presented? It seems odd that they could reasonably vary across implementations, and your opinion that 'A is wrong' seems to support that on some level. Is there no external standard or reference against which an implementation can be compared to evaluate its correctness?
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asked Should 'LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 date +%x' give consistent results across machines?
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comment How do I install the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale on Ubuntu 12.04
This runs without error, but doesn't seem to have any effect. The desired locale does not show up on the list from locale -a after running the above.
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comment How do I install the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale on Ubuntu 12.04
Actually, it looks like adding that string to /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local works as well, and may be more officially the correct way. Anyway, for ubuntu it looks like calling sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales will take care of calling locale-gen.
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comment How do I install the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale on Ubuntu 12.04
This doesn't work exactly on Ubuntu, but it got me started down the right path so I'll accept your answer. The right way to do this on Ubuntu was to add cs_CZ.ISO-8859-2 ISO-8859-2 to /var/lib/locales/supported.d/cs
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asked How do I install the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale on Ubuntu 12.04
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