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
Generally speaking, most locales can be identified with just a language or
Check out my (Java) locale demo page at
http://www.inter-locale.com/demos/locales.jsp to see how this looks.
Hope this helps.
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Los Gatos, CA, USA mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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