[RFC] FDP locale "en" considered harmful

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Thu Mar 2 19:24:04 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 13:11 -0600, Tommy Reynolds wrote:
> Hello, Doc'ers and I18N'ers!
> Before we get a possible exponential explosion as more documents
> appear in our project, we have a problem.
> In the FDP early days, we mistakenly used the string "en" as a label
> to identify English-language file, such as "foo-en.xml".


> If we ever need to do this, now is the time or forever live in a
> bogus "en" locale.

I'm in favor.

Since we are so far along with the release notes, as there is another
opportunity to build the XML for the Web-published version ... should we
wait until the Web-published notes are done?  Or is the interruption

- Karsten
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