I used to use the somewhat whimsical
en_DK.UTF-8 locale when installing a new system because that would produce (roughly) the locale results I wanted, even though I am not in Denmark.
- Measurements metric
- Sensible date and time formats, but day and month names in English
- 24-hour time format
- Work week starts on Monday
- Numeric date in (something at least resembling) ISO format, yyyy-mm-dd
- Informal date is dd/mm, not the other way around
- A4 paper size
- Euro currency
- System messages in English
Alas, Ubuntu and Debian no longer seem to support the
en_DK locale. I have been thinking there should be something like
en_EU for "Euro English".
Every place I have worked has had this sort of requirement -- the official language of the organization is English, but we want continental European defaults for everything else.
I am imagining I am not the first person to think that a "location agnostic" English locale would benefit both me personally and the organizations I work for. So why does it not exist, and where do I look for further discussions and rationale?
... Or should I go ahead and propose it? To whom?