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Re: locales

From: Thierry Sourbier <webmaster@i18ngurus.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 12:18:32 +0100
Message-ID: <044901c16910$44aa76e0$abbefea9@dell400>
To: <www-international@w3.org>
May be that's just me but I believe there is some confusion between the XML
contruct for user preference (as Mark and Andrea call it) or locale info (as
Paul calls it) and the locale ID *problem* discussed so far.

A locale ID is still be needed as soon as a software contains some data and
its *translation* (this data can be some piece of logic, a string, ....).
Locales have just been invented to add one dimention to software without
replicating it. Even if you could store part of the locale dependant data in
such a construct, the issue remains software will have different ways of
expressing a locale ID.

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