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Re: A Few Possible Use cases

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:11:34 -0400
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20030618095314.03dbe8c8@localhost>
To: andrea.vine@Sun.COM, Debasish Banerjee <debasish@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips@webmethods.com>, public-i18n-ws@w3.org


At 14:37 03/06/17 -0700, A. Vine wrote:
>Also, I think you might mean matushka (little mother) dolls in the Russian 
>example?

Checking with search engines, matushka seems to be a common spelling
in English. I'm not sure how the 'r' got dropped. Matrushka also seems
to be common. I didn't find matruska.

However, a more direct transcription seems to be matryoshka, see
e.g. http://www.russiandolls.narod.ru/. See also
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=lang_ru&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=%D0%BC%D0% 
B0%D1%82%D1%80%D1%91%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%B0&btnG=Google+Search

Regards,    Martin.

>Debasish Banerjee wrote:

>>======= O L D   N O T E ======================
>>Hi,
>>Here are initial ideas for a few use cases dealing with eBusiness and
>>business choreography.
>>1.  Assume the existence of an online store in some country (say Russia)
>>offering various goods and services (Caviar, Vodka, Matruskas, Chess
>>lessons, Science books, etc.). The base price of each good is in Russian
>>currency: Rubles. For a non-Russian customer, not familiar with the Russian
>>currency system, the price of the offered goods and services in Rubles may
>>make very little sense. For non-Russian customers, the online catalogue of
>>the retailer may intend to display prices in two currencies: the base price
>>in Rubles, and an approximate price in the default currency derived from
>>the country code portion of the customer's locale. Thus an American user
>>will see prices both in US $ and Russian Rubles; a Japanese customer in
>>Japanese Yen and Russian Rubles and so on. A Russian customer will of
>>course see the prices only in Russian Rubles.
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