RE: Specifying a locale

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 18:19:19 EDT


The issue is more that just a locale but the system to support it. With
Unicode the database could support multiple languages at the same time. For
is an Open Source package that gives you an example of what Unicode locales
can do.

You can play with
and see what your browser can do. Change the names of the countries and
titles to different languages. Check sorting orders. See what date formats
are in different countries. etc. This is best viewed on Windows 2000 and
IE 5.5 will as many fonts as possible installed.

This package has an added advantage that each thread can have a separate


-----Original Message-----
From: Magda Danish (Unicode) []
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 11:46 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: FW: Specifying a locale

-----Original Message-----
From: Jami Bradley []
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 11:20 AM
Subject: Specifying a locale

I have been looking at your website, but I have been unable to answer a

We are developing a application with a platform independent database. We
want to keep a locale with our database. Is there a set of standard Locale
IDs that we should use?

Thank you,


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