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Re: SRFI-14 and locale settings

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: SRFI-14 and locale settings
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:28:14 +0100
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> The "i18n" character classification (listed in Section 4.3.2) is
>> actually very broad: it considers at least all Latin, Greek and Cyrillic
>> letters as part of the `alpha' character class.
> I think that makes sense.  Just because some letters in a charset are
> not normally used in a particular language is no real reason not to
> have them considered letters.

Yes; based on Kevin's and Ludovic's latest emails, I'm happy now with
the isalpha() solution if we can make it leverage this "i18n"

>> Another option would be to add, say, a `--charset' command-line option
>> to Guile, or a `set-charset' call, something like that.  Would you
>> prefer something like this?
> Doesn't sound like fun.  All the locale stuff is pretty horrible
> already, better just do something sensible with the posix-ish
> selection mechanisms.  Hopefully that'd cooperate best with external
> libraries also trying to navigate the locale jungle.



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