Re: FW: Specifying a locale

Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 04:25:44 EDT

The standard way to form locale IDs is as follows:



ll = language code from ISO639
CC = country code from ISO3166

This is the locale model used by UNIX-like systems and the POSIX model
used as an adjunct in Win32 systems. Java uses a very similar model for
its codes.

Generally speaking, most locales can be identified with just a language or
language-country combination.

Check out my (Java) locale demo page at to see how this looks.

Hope this helps.


Addison P. Phillips Principal Consultant
Inter-Locale LLC
Los Gatos, CA, USA

+1 408.210.3569 (mobile) +1 408.904.4762 (fax)
Globalization Engineering & Consulting Services

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