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

From: by way of Martin Duerst <Aruna_Goli@i2.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 16:12:18 +0900
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To: www-international@w3.org

Tex,

You are right. Euro related issues are huge since it involves accounting 
practices, the european commision has given very strict guidelines
on this and these kind of issues should be dealt as a seperate project. 
They need not be supported as part of ICU or Java libraries.
Currently what is required of different languages and operating systems is 
that they recognize the EURO as a currency and provide
the support required to display the symbol.

For those of you interested in further details regarding the EURO
There are newsgroups which discuss the complexities regarding Euro 
implementation which varies from simple triangulation rules
to complex tax requirements. There are certification organizations (such as 
BASDA) which certify that a particular product sold in Europe supports EURO 
regulations or not.

-Aruna




"Tex Texin" <texin@progress.com>
Sent by: www-international-request@w3.org

11/07/2001 10:23 PM

      To:       David_Possin@i2.com
      cc:       cbrown@xnetinc.com, www-international@w3.org, NE 
Localization SIG <nelocsig@egroups.com>
      Subject:       Re: Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was  bilingual 
websites


David,
 >   6. Euro - The big problem is not the display, but how to use it. The
 >      EC has strict requirements on how to do currency triangulation
 >      with the euro. We discovered that rounding problems popped up
 >      everywhere, especially when using euro precision for calculation
 >      and had to display the value in a currency without decimals. It
 >      would be a dream to have this in ICU.


I can agree this is an issue, but is it one of the issues with
"locales"?

tex
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