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Re: Standards for phone numbers, addresses, distance/weight/temperature units etc

From: Mark Davis <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 21:24:06 -0800
Message-ID: <00d101c1cbe1$a1265a90$8900a8c0@c1340594a>
To: "John Wm. Wicks" <j_wicks@pacbell.net>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <raja_coe95@yahoo.com>
I would not read too much into that page. The TR was rejected as a
standard because of the severe problems in quality and disagreements
among countries. It shows little sign of doing better as a TR.

Mark
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Γνῶθι σαυτόν — Θαλῆς
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Wm. Wicks" <j_wicks@pacbell.net>
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <raja_coe95@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 09:28
Subject: Re: Standards for phone numbers, addresses,
distance/weight/temperature units etc


> Raja Raman wrote:
>
> >
> >> Delivered-To: duerst@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp
> >> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:05:57 -0500 (EST)
> >> From: Raja Raman <raja_coe95@yahoo.com>
> >> To: www-international@w3.org
> >> Subject: [Moderator Action] Standards for phone numbers,
addresses,
> >> distance/weight/temperature units etc
> >>
> >> Hi All!!
> >>
> >> I'm sure I'm not tackling this for the first time. I have a web
> >> application to create for an international audience. I'm looking
for
> >> the following standards, for personalizing the entry screens,
> >> validating data and displaying in locale-specific ways. The items
I'm
> >> looking for are:
> >>
> >> - Standards for phone numbers (different formats for phone
numbers
> >> per country)
> >>
> >> - addresses (the structure for street, city, state, country and
ZIP
> >> code for each country)
> >>
> >> - distance (e.g. km being used in UK while miles being used in
US)
> >>
> >> - weight (e.g. kg in UK v/s lb in US)
> >>
> >> - temperature (Centigrade in UK, Fahrenheit in US)
> >>
> >> - Other units (any other units that the group knows about that
vary
> >> with user's locale)
> >
> Hello Raja,
>
> I'm still rather surprised that "someone" hasn't put forth a XML
schema
> proposal for say Locale where you could define the entire set of
> specific data in one place. With that said the most comprehensive
set of
> definitions I've ever run accross, in one place, is the set provided
in
> Nadine Kano's book on Internationalizing Windows 95.  I stand
corrected,
> just went over to the ISO site and they have a working draft at the
> following
http://anubis.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc22/wg20/docs/projects.html.en
>
> This spec doesn't outline the formats but at least its a start :)
Check
> I18nGurus.com as well as the Microsoft site
> http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/ and here's some more links to
check
> out... http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Globalization/
>
> John
>
>
Received on Friday, 15 March 2002 00:24:34 GMT

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