RE: Common Locale Data Repository Project

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 19:15:06 EDT

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Philippe Verdy

    > In fact if ISO 3066 is later standardized, the designation and use of
    > could become its own API supporting standard identifiers.

    I really don't want to get into this discussion but can't let this point
    go by: RFC 3066 (not ISO) is not a specification for *locale*
    identification. It is a specification for *language* identification.
    There are many possible cases in which this distinction is very

    > I think that the CLDR database is extremely important for software
    > implementations, because it avoids some caveats that come from other
    > standards such as ISO 3166 and ISO 639.

    ISO 639 is not unstable. It is an open code set that is being added to
    over time, but I don't think that should be referred to as unstable --
    that term suggests other things.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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