Cultural registry as international standard

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Wed Sep 16 1998 - 18:09:42 EDT

The cultural register, ISO/IEC 15897 was approved as an international
standard in late August 1998. It facilitates international unique
registration of specification on cultural items, that can vary
between countries, languages and cultures, intended for computer use.

The data comes in a free-form, narrative specification, and also in
POSIX locale and charmap formats that are compilable and installable
under POSIX conforming systems. The data is available from

The cultural register was initially standardized by CEN as ENV 12005.
A number of registrations have been done with the registry, including
registrations for Denmark and many charmaps.

Keld Simonsen

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