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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-13 21:22:16

"Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Jeremy Maitin-Shepard" <jbms_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> "John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:
> [snip]
>> > 5) Begin to add locale support - a big job, probably a few facets at a
>> > time.
>> The issue is that, despite what you say, most or all of the standard
>> library facets are not suitable for use with Unicode strings. For
>> instance, the character classification and toupper-like operations need
>> not be tied to a locale.

> The new string algorithms to_upper etc do support locales.

I'm not sure you are understanding me. What I am saying is that
operations such as "convert to uppercase" on Unicode strings are
locale-independent, and thus such operations need not and should not be
part of the locale interface.

It seems perhaps you are referring to the string algorithm library that
was reviewed some time ago.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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