From: Carl W. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 09:54:31 CDT
Do you know if there is an official list of country possessions?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Mark Davis
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 5:28 PM
> To: Carl W. Brown; Unicode List
> Subject: Re: TR35 (was: Standardize TimeZone ID
> If you look at LDML, you will see that it uses a narrow view of locale;
> essentially those elements that are language-specific +
> variations (like choice
> of phonebook vs dictionary collation for German). In particular,
> a locale does
> not include a time zone, nor does it include a currency; those
> are considered
> orthogonal attributes. What an LDML locale does include is the
> capacity to have
> *translated names* for time zones, and *translated names* for currencies.
> If someone wants to build a broader notion of locale on top of
> this they could
> do so, incorporating whatever other information is important for the given
> transactional processing, e.g., customer timezone, nearest branch office
> timezone, customer's preferred currencies, vendor's allowed
> currencies, seat
> assignment, dietary restrictions (kosher, atkins, no vegetables
> beginning with
> the letter C, ...), security status (low-, medium-, high-risk), religious
> preference (atheist vs theist), etc.
> ► शिष्यादिच्छेत्पराजयम् ◄
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl W. Brown" <email@example.com>
> To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Fri, 2004 May 07 14:46
> Subject: RE: TR35 (was: Standardize TimeZone ID
> > Mark,
> > > That is not a problem. The Olson IDs are not guaranteed
> > > to be unique, just unambiguous. And there are aliases.
> > > Typically these are de-unified for political
> > > purposes. Thus you may find that two different IDs produce
> > > the same results over
> > > the entire period of time in the database.
> > So which timezone will the tr_TR locale in a TR35 database have?
> "Asia/Istanbul" or "Europe/Istanbul" or both?
> > I guess that the territory possessions list should be an
> another database that
> is merged.
> > Carl
> > >
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