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Re: i18n-ISSUE-212: Prevent the use of currency synonyms

From: Adam Roach <abr@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:41:17 -0500
To: Steven Atkin <atkin@us.ibm.com>, public-payments-wg@w3.org, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <378142ac-39db-6cbe-7fbe-849c3c6a4e81@mozilla.com>
Thanks! I had the same concern.

The WG has discussed this issue at length, and come up with a solution 
that is in line with your suggestion while allowing for specification of 
values denominated by units not recognized by ISO4217 (e.g., bitcoin, 
store loyalty points). The discussion and proposal is captured at 

On 9/1/16 07:57, Steven Atkin wrote:
> 6 PaymentCurrencyAmmount
> http://www.w3.org/TR/payment-request/#paymentcurrencyamount
> The currency identifier is defined to be ISO4217 codes though the 
> specification indicates that any string is considered valid. This 
> means that it would be possible to use currency synonyms. The use of 
> synonyms should be discouraged this section should use ISO4217 codes 
> when ever possible.
> Steven Atkin, Ph.D.
> STSM - Chief Globalization Architect
> IBM Globalization Center of Competency
> atkin@us.ibm.com <mailto:atkin@us.ibm.com>
> http://www-3.ibm.com/software/globalization/index.jsp

Adam Roach
Principal Platform Engineer
Office of the CTO
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