Re: First day of week in Sweden (was Re: [util-linux] cal doesn't honor first_weekday value from locale)

From: Christian Rose (
Date: 2001-11-23 15:23:05

On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 wrote:
>     > It does not suffice to point at the locale.
>     > (Indeed, the locale is constant and does not distinguish countries,
>     > so asking glibc does not yield any information.)
>     Ever wondered what "SE" in the locale name "sv_SE" is about? "US" in
>     "en_US"? Clearly, locales also distinguish between countries.
> Did you try to ask for the first weekday in both locales?

Yes, I've discussed that in my response (hint: for those locales where
the value is wrong it should be reported). But the statement that locales
don't distinguish between countries is false.


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