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

From: Thierry Sourbier <webmaster@i18ngurus.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 19:21:08 +0100
Message-ID: <032a01c167b8$fdfdda00$abbefea9@dell400>
To: "Carl W. Brown" <cbrown@xnetinc.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
> I wonder why no one seems to care about the Euro?

Very broad question :).

> Are sites going to continue to use iso-5589-1?

....and the answer is: They'll just continue to use windows 1252 tagged as
iso-8859-1. It even works in IE to submit forms!

Thierry
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl W. Brown" <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 5:42 PM
Subject: Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was bilingual websites


> 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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