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Re: valid locales ---> was Re: bilingual websites

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 22:42:02 -0500
Message-ID: <3BE8AD8A.38690A67@progress.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: David_Possin@i2.com, Karl Ove Hufthammer <huftis@bigfoot.com>, www-international@w3.org

You mean I can't just grouse and take potshots from the sidelines? ;-)

Well, I have not seen an alternative proposed and I don't have one at
the ready, but I don't mind taking a shot at improving the current
situation. However, I am crunching now thru the end of the year, so I
will give it a go in the new year.
In the meantime, I would be happy to collect both suggestions for
requirements and suggestions for solutions on this list or privately.

The new year should be interesting, as the switch to the new Euro
currency will demonstrate some of the chaos with locales.


Martin Duerst wrote:
> Tex - Could you write up (short), or point to, any proposal
> for how to do better than currently?
> Regards,  Martin.
> At 14:57 01/10/31 -0500, Tex Texin wrote:
> >David,
> >
> >FWIW, I thoroughly agree that locales as we currently define and
> >implement them, do not work.
> >As a naming convention it is inadequate, and when you select a name, you
> >are not sure what behavior you will get.
> >
> >I have mentioned this before, and the response is always "Yes, it's
> >broken, but it is the best we have at the moment.".
> >
> >It is rather unfortunate that we have this methodology therefore, and
> >that it is accepted, since it won't be fixed as long as this response
> >continues.
> >
> >tex
> >
> >--
> >-------------------------------------------------------------
> >Tex Texin                    Director, International Business
> >mailto:Texin@Progress.com    Tel: +1-781-280-4271
> >the Progress Company         Fax: +1-781-280-4655
> >-------------------------------------------------------------

Tex Texin                    Director, International Business
mailto:Texin@Progress.com    Tel: +1-781-280-4271
the Progress Company         Fax: +1-781-280-4655
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