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Re: Internationalization (was RE: Euro currency sign)

From: <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:06:39 +0200
To: "Chester, Bernard" <BChester@saros.com>
cc: "'Rob'" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>, www-html@w3.org, mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <7505.877298799@dale.uninett.no>

BChester@saros.com said:
> FR is a language (ISO 3316); ca is a country (ISO 639); FR-ca is a 
> locale designator (this is a different French than used in Paris!) 

ahem.....slight correction....fr_CA is a locale designator designating
a locale using the French language and Canadian country-specific customs,
and can be found on ftp://dkuug.dk/i18n/WG15-collection/locales/fr_CA

If one is using RFC 1766 rather than pure ISO 639 to refer to languages,
fr-CA refers to the French language as spoken/written in Canada, without
any reference to other customs of computing in Canada.

The difference is slight, but occasionally important.

                        Harald T. Alvestrand
Received on Sunday, 19 October 1997 18:07:04 UTC

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