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Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was bilingual websites

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 08:42:03 -0800
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FNEHIHOMIIDPDCIFEJEGAEAICLAA.cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Tex,

I wonder why no one seems to care about the Euro?  Are sites going to
continue to use iso-5589-1?  How many browsers and systems support
iso-5589-15?

Carl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Tex Texin
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 7:42 PM
> To: Martin Duerst
> Cc: David_Possin@i2.com; Karl Ove Hufthammer; www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: valid locales ---> was Re: bilingual websites
>
>
> Martin,
>
> You mean I can't just grouse and take potshots from the sidelines? ;-)
>
> Well, I have not seen an alternative proposed and I don't have one at
> the ready, but I don't mind taking a shot at improving the current
> situation. However, I am crunching now thru the end of the year, so I
> will give it a go in the new year.
> In the meantime, I would be happy to collect both suggestions for
> requirements and suggestions for solutions on this list or privately.
>
> The new year should be interesting, as the switch to the new Euro
> currency will demonstrate some of the chaos with locales.
>
> tex
>
> Martin Duerst wrote:
> >
> > Tex - Could you write up (short), or point to, any proposal
> > for how to do better than currently?
> >
> > Regards,  Martin.
> >
> > At 14:57 01/10/31 -0500, Tex Texin wrote:
> > >David,
> > >
> > >FWIW, I thoroughly agree that locales as we currently define and
> > >implement them, do not work.
> > >As a naming convention it is inadequate, and when you select a
> name, you
> > >are not sure what behavior you will get.
> > >
> > >I have mentioned this before, and the response is always "Yes, it's
> > >broken, but it is the best we have at the moment.".
> > >
> > >It is rather unfortunate that we have this methodology therefore, and
> > >that it is accepted, since it won't be fixed as long as this response
> > >continues.
> > >
> > >tex
> > >
> > >--
> > >-------------------------------------------------------------
> > >Tex Texin                    Director, International Business
> > >mailto:Texin@Progress.com    Tel: +1-781-280-4271
> > >the Progress Company         Fax: +1-781-280-4655
> > >-------------------------------------------------------------
>
> --
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> Tex Texin                    Director, International Business
> mailto:Texin@Progress.com    Tel: +1-781-280-4271
> the Progress Company         Fax: +1-781-280-4655
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
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