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Re: locales

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 15:53:59 -0500
Message-ID: <3BE99F67.414BD404@progress.com>
To: David_Possin@i2.com
CC: cbrown@xnetinc.com, www-international@w3.org, www-international-request@w3.org
Hmmm. I am starting to believe locales are just fine the way they are.
;-)

ok count me in as list manager until I see the load gets too high.

By the way, what is the www-international-request list for?
tex

David_Possin@i2.com wrote:
> 
> Tex,
> 
> OK, I will open a locale forum in yahoo.groups, but I need at least 2
> others willing to be managers to ensure quality out of experience, and
> we also do not have time always to be active in the discussions.
> Looking at the discussion so far I see at least 4 potential victims
> .... ;o) Please let me know if there is enough interest to
> participate, either in the list or by direct email. I will archive the
> threads so far in the message area there. It would be nice if we could
> actually achieve something.
> 
> David
> 
>  "Tex Texin"
>  <texin@progress.com>               To:        David_Possin@i2.com
>                                     cc:        cbrown@xnetinc.com,
>  11/07/01 01:53 PM          www-international@w3.org,
>                             www-international-request@w3.org
>                                     Subject:        locales
> 
> David,
> 
> If you would set up an archived forum, that would be great. It will
> save
> me trying to identify which messages are relevant and saving them all
> on
> my drive.
> 
> Mentioning time zones will, I am sure, insure a blast from Carl. (;-)
> I
> look forward to it.)
> One point is that a locale may include more than one zone (e.g. US
> goes
> from EST, CST PST) so is ambiguous, and we may go down the trail of
> the
> changes to daylight savings time may vary within a locale.
> 
> A key question for me is which of the many variables for
> internationalization belong in a locale and which belong in some other
> structure?
> 
> Maybe time and calendar should not be a function of locale...
> Maybe currency should not be.
> 
> Which variables are best associated with the locale, which with the
> data, and which with the application?
> For example, since I develop database products, and I cannot have
> indexes changing on me, I always include the rules for sorting in the
> database, with the data.
> 
> I don't generally worry about hyphenation, I would probably keep rules
> for that with the application (the choice being influenced but not
> defined by locale).
> 
> tex
> 
> ** === big chop === **
> 
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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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"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the
one I've never tried before."- -Mae West
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