Re: Internationalization (was RE: Euro currency sign)

Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:06:39 +0200


From: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
To: "Chester, Bernard" <BChester@saros.com>
cc: "'Rob'" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>, www-html@w3.org, mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch,
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 17 Oct 1997 10:01:31 PDT." <97Oct17.095444pdt.55556@firewall.saros.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:06:39 +0200
Message-ID: <7505.877298799@dale.uninett.no>
Subject: Re: Internationalization (was RE: Euro currency sign)


BChester@saros.com said:
> FR is a language (ISO 3316); ca is a country (ISO 639); FR-ca is a 
> locale designator (this is a different French than used in Paris!) 

ahem.....slight correction....fr_CA is a locale designator designating
a locale using the French language and Canadian country-specific customs,
and can be found on ftp://dkuug.dk/i18n/WG15-collection/locales/fr_CA

If one is using RFC 1766 rather than pure ISO 639 to refer to languages,
fr-CA refers to the French language as spoken/written in Canada, without
any reference to other customs of computing in Canada.

The difference is slight, but occasionally important.

                        Harald T. Alvestrand