On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 08:11:02PM -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
> /|/|ike Ayers <Mike_Ayers@bmc.com> wrote:
> > BTW, I've gotten confused during this thread over the naming of
> > country codes, etc. There are ISO specs, RFCs, POSIX specs (and
> > more?)... Is this information conveniently summarized anywhere so
> > that I may enlighten myself?
> Here's a convenient, if perhaps oversimplified, summary.
> The standard for two-letter language codes is ISO 639-1. There is also
> an ISO 639-2 (actually, there are two variants) that specifies three-
> letter language codes.
Well, ISO 639-1 does not exist, yet. It is rather ISO 639 that is
> POSIX locale names are also formed from 639-1 language codes and 3166-1
> country codes. Unlike in RFC 1766, the elements are separated by an
> underscore rather than a hyphen. POSIX uses this language/country code
> to represent not only the language and local dialect, but all the
> attributes of a locale setting, such as decimal separator, thousands
> separator, currency symbol, default date format, etc. It is widely
> regarded as inadequate for covering even a reasonable subset of locale
However, this is the methodology that everybody uses, inclusive
Microsoft (viz. another email here) and what RFC 1766 is modelled after.
It works well for the programs I am using. What are the problems that you
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