I've heard assertions of the sort:

- Let there be a Riemann metric (not very smooth, say of class $C^1$ or $C^2$ or maybe $C$?) in a neighbourhood of a point on a manifold. Then it is possible to choose coordinates so that the metric is $C^\infty$ or even analytic in them.
- In case of 3-dimensional manifolds it is possible to choose such coordinates globally, so the manifold becomes a smooth one. In the case of higher dimensions $n\ge4$ it is not true.

Are those assertions true? I've heard them some time ago and not sure I remember all the details. Is it a well-known thing? Are there some detailed references?

Einsteinmanifolds? In which case the result is true using elliptic regularity. – Willie Wong Apr 20 '11 at 16:21