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Re: locales

From: <David_Possin@i2.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 13:10:38 -0600
To: "A. Vine" <andrea.vine@sun.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, www-international-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0331B43F.B92759B2-ON86256AFE.006795B3@i2.com>

As you said, the  i18n-prog is a general forum, this is not what I intend 
to have in the locales group. The i18n-prog group is very developer 
oriented and covers many aspects. I would not want to be flooded by the 
emails just to be able to follow threads on locales. 

The locales discussion is very specific with broad impact, and should also 
be discussed by non-programmers. This is not reinventing the wheel, it is 
to create a focused discussion without being drowned by other emails or 
drowning others not interested in the depth planned here.

I am very interested in what the i18n-prog group posts, it is a good 
source for developer information. But out of experience they are not very 
interested in many of the cultural issues that flow into deciding what a 
locale is, especially when they are business related. At least this is 
what I have experienced with the companies I have worked for. They are 
more interested in how to solve the issues to fulfill the requirements, as 
you stated in your next reply, which I will reply to as well.


"A. Vine" <andrea.vine@sun.com>
Sent by: www-international-request@w3.org
11/08/01 12:42 PM

        To:     www-international@w3.org
        Subject:        Re: locales

Point of information - better to refer to Yahoo Groups for the
i18n-prog@yahoogroups.com list.  Many folks seem to want to reinvent the 
as far as creating a general i18n discussion list.  This is it:


>If you think these discussions are irrelevant to www-international (as 
they go >beyond the web i18n) may be you can move it to the
>internationalization mailing list (http://www.acoin.com/i18n/), you'll find >there almost the same core crowd as here :).
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2001 14:16:20 UTC

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