Locale information includes formatting styles for numbers, currency, dates, and time. It also includes character conversion facilities to/from Unicode and regional character sets. The purpose of this presentation is to compare and contrast the locale data that these two platforms provide. The Win32 API is rich and has a significant headstart over Java. However, Java is coming on strong and is updating and improving the locale information that is available.

I intend on using overhead slides to provide the general content of the presentation. However, I will augment and extend the presentation using live Java and Windows applications that demonstrate the locale information provided by these two platforms.

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