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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3320) Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:00:48 GMT

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Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-3320:
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Mamta> see if the locale requested by the user is included in the locale arrary

What does that mean, especially with regards to this comment:

Vemund> Something to consider is also whether you need an exact match to consider a locale
supported for the purpose of the Collator, or if it is enough to get a language match? For
instance, if looking for en_GB, is en_US good enough?

> Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected
locale is not supported
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3320
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3320
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 10.4.0.0
>         Environment: Java ME:
> Product: phoneME Advanced (phoneme_advanced_mr2-b34)
> Profile: Foundation Profile Specification 1.1
> Linux 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:12 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>            Reporter: Vemund Østgaard
>            Assignee: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Attachments: DERBY_3320_Repro.java
>
>
> A problem I've discovered when testing with the phoneME advanced platform is that the
collationtests expect other locales than Locale.US to be available on the platform that is
used for the test, and for phoneME advanced (when compiled as foundation profile) only Locale.US
is available. From the jdk1.6 javadoc of Collator.getAvailableLocales() I see that only Locale.US
is strictly required:
> public static Locale[] getAvailableLocales()
>     Returns an array of all locales for which the getInstance methods of this class can
return localized instances. The returned array represents the union of locales supported by
the Java runtime and by installed CollatorProvider implementations. It must contain at least
a Locale instance equal to Locale.US.
>     Returns:
>         An array of locales for which localized Collator instances are available.
> This led me to thinking about how Derby should behave if created/booted with collation=TERRITORY_BASED
and territory=<some unsupported locale>. I'm not sure what the consequences could be
if the database is first created on a platform that supports whatever locale is set and later
booted with one that doesn't, or created on a platform missing support and later booted with
one that has. In any case I think it may confuse a user needlessly to see the database boot
successfully with his collation setting and later behave in a way he does not expect.
> Opinions voiced on the derby-dev list are that both database creation and boot should
fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported.
> If a change like this is implemented, the collationtests should be changed to verify
correct behavior also if they are executed in an environment were some of the tested locales
are not supported.

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