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Re: [Comment on WS-I18N WD]

From: Dan Chiba <dan.chiba@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:47:23 -0700
Message-ID: <486027FB.50505@oracle.com>
To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Hi Frank,

Yes, I mean user's locale preference may have to be honored, no matter 
if preferred language is supported or not. Then the language may be 
determined independently from the locale that governs the formatting 
patterns and other locale sensitive conventions. This is not an ideal 
state, however practically this seems to be one of the common scenarios 
so I think it is important for WS-I18N to be able to to deal with this.


Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Dan Chiba wrote:
>> While a language fallback may be desirable, date/number formats
>> that don't match the user preference can be unacceptable.
> I'm not sure what you mean, but I certainly prefer yyyy-mm-dd for
> dates (Gregorian please, at least for yyyy > 0201) everywhere and
> independent of any explicit / implicit language / locale.  
> I also prefer hh:mm or hh:mm:ss (UTC, 24 hours) for times, no
> am/pm, no POSIX seconds, no server local time in funny formats,
> no best guess on my local time +/- DST.  hh:mmZ or hh:mm:ssZ is
> acceptable, but yyyy-mm-ddThh:mmZ or similar is unacceptable, no
> matter what the relevant standards say.
> And I like  Celsius for temperatures, no Fahrenheit, no Kelvin.
> All independent of any locale or language used for other things,
> and all rather strong preferences.
>  Frank
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