[Slackdocs] Regarding localization

Didier Spaier didier.spaier at epsm.fr
Sun Nov 4 01:48:11 CET 2012

I attach some links which could be useful to feed articles or as references on that topic.



PS Anyone who would want to explain how to localize shell scripts may reuse content of these files:

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Links about locale, Unicode and UTF-8

Some chapters of the POSIX specification:
6. Character Set http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap06.html#tag_06
7. Locale http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap07.html#tag_07
8.2 Internationalization Variables http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap08.html#tag_08_02
A Quick Primer On Unicode and Software Internationalization Under Linux and UNIX http://eyegene.ophthy.med.umich.edu/unicode/ #Last updated: 2005.08.19 but still interesting
UTF-8 and Unicode Standards http://www.utf-8.com/ #Provides other links
The Unicode HOWTO from Bruno HAIBLE http://linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Unicode-HOWTO.html #Outdated  (August 2000) but still a reference)
Locales in GLIBC http://www.sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Locales # Provided in Slackware by the glibc-i18n package
FAQ of the Unicode Consortium http://www.unicode.org/faq/
Unicode character pickers from Richard Ishida http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/pickers/
Data on languages from the Eesti Keele Instituut http://www.eki.ee/letter/ # Amazing online database. Have a look at it.
Optimizing Slackware Linux?s Fonts by Dugan Chen http://duganchen.ca/writings/slackware/fonts/ # includes "Getting Unicode/UTF-8 Support"

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