Internationalization (was RE: Euro currency sign)

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 06:58:41 -0500


Message-Id: <199710171104.HAA07794@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 06:58:41 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org, <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, www-international@w3.org
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Subject: Internationalization (was RE: Euro currency sign)

There's another issue... that of local presentation which is sepatate 
from Content-Language.

For instance, numbers are shown in some locations as "1.000,12" and in 
others as "1,000.12". Date and time formats also have regional 
differences that are independent of language: "MM/DD/YY", "DD-MM-YY" or 
even "YY-MM-DD" and various other combinations.

How to handle this is another matter (and perhaps for XML rather than 
HTML).