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NAME ^

Acme::Study::OS::DateLocales - study date-specific locales

SYNOPSIS ^

None. Just run the Pod.

DESCRIPTION ^

This module misuses the CPAN testers system to study the result of date-specific locale operations. Some of the questions to answer:

Can we rely on the fact that the locale implementation will return "bytes" in the given charset (encoding)?
Is the %OB extension of "strftime" in POSIX supported?

The results make me believe that one should not use POSIX-based locales for dates, but rather use DateTime::Locale.

RESULTS

 * Solaris 10:
   * does not understand %OB
   * %B seems to return the genitive form
   * the "short" locale names seem to link to the non-utf8 forms (iso-8859-1 or so)
   * encoding seems to match the locale charset
   * all Serbian variants are cyrillic
 * FreeBSD 6.2, 7.0, 7.2:
   * understands %OB, which is usually the nominative form of month names
   * %B has the genitive form (modulo bugs, see the Croatian locale)
   * encoding matches the locale charset
   * the ISO8859-2 variant of Serbian is latin, all others are cyrillic
   * it seems that all of locales are installed by default
 * Linux (debian lenny):
   * does not understand %OB
   * encoding seems to match the locale charset
 * Linux (debian etch):
   * does not understand %OB
   * %B returns the nominative form (at least for Croatian)
   * encoding seems to match the locale charset
   * the "short" locale names seem to link to the non-utf8 forms (iso-8859-1 or so)
 * Linux (s390x-linux):
   * does not understand %OB
   * %B returns the nominative form (at least for Bosnian and Czech)
   * the @euro form seems to be the same like the "short" locale (that is, iso-8859-15 or so)
 * OpenBSD 4.5:
   * does not seem to have the "locales -a" command, so only the default locale was tested
   * understands %OB, contents (genitive vs. nominative) unclear
 * Darwin 8:
   * understands %OB, and seems to have the same bugs as the FreeBSD version
     (Croatian locale)
   * encoding matches the locale charset
   * the ISO8859-2 variant of Serbian is latin, all others are cyrillic
   * it seems that all of locales are installed by default
 * MSWin32:
   * does not understand %OB
 * cygwin:
   * does not seem to have the "locales -a" command, so only the default locale was tested
   * understands %OB, contents (genitive vs. nominative) unclear
 * irix 6.5:
   * does not understand %OB
   * does not have utf-8 locales, but iso-8859-15 locales
   * the non-latin-1 locales (latin2, russian) don't have an encoding spec in its
     locale name, so detecting the encoding must be done through an heuristic

AUTHOR ^

Slaven Rezic.

SEE ALSO ^

Acme::Study::Perl.

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