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Re: About locale data ... (again)

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: About locale data ... (again)
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 13:57:18 +0200


On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 16:30, Guilhem Lavaux wrote:
> As we always need a good locale database for GNU Classpath, I was 
> thinking of a way to get it. The ICU locale converter is only partially 
> satisfying as it does not have any collation rules generator (at least). 
> I've seen that[1][2] has begun a new standard file 
> format to interchange locale data. It is purely written in XML form and 
> looks well documented. On IBM[3], we can find the locale database 
> waiting to be converted.

This looks like a very promising way to get good locale data for GNU
Classpath. Is there a statement from IBM[3] that the locale database is
free for use by projects like ours (GPL compatible)? If not, then we
need to have a contact address at IBM to explicitly ask for permission.
(I can do that if you want.)



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