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Re: A character is in the eye of the beholder

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 06:54:58 +0100
To: keld@dkuug.dk (Keld J|rn Simonsen), Martin J Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, www-international@w3.org
Cc: rosenne@NetVision.net.il, J.Larmouth@iti.salford.ac.uk
Message-Id: <96Oct25.065459+0100_bst.40699-13344+890@mail.u-net.net>
At 04:09 PM 24/10/96 +0200, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:

>We discussed the architecture of character handling, i18n etc
>in the IAB, and noticed that sorting is not only dependent on
>language, but on the users preferences, where language and culture
>and country is prominent ingredients. So we said that this layer
>in our model should be 'locale' oriented in the sense of C and
>POSIX locales, where we also would see it implemented in many
>cases. So I would rather recommend that we do not mix language
>and the locale, but that we introduce a locale facility in HTTP.

I would strongly second this proposal.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/
Received on Friday, 25 October 1996 01:57:44 UTC

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