Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 07:54:14 CDT
On Fri Sep 16 2005, Jukka K. Korpela
>The point is that although locales are very often
>presented to users as a matter of choosing a country
>or area, and although the very name "locale" suggests
>locality at least as the primary issue, it is
>impossible to specify locale settings as applying to
a >country or other geographic area independently of
>language. Territory codes can only be used as a
>subcode after a language code.
Yes, I agree that this is a major problem, would like
to see something done about this also.
And I was a little quick in constructing my European
Union locale, taking the Basque language code in
vain... In any case, just in case anybody
misunderstood: I was certainly not advocating any such
construction in any way shape of form, it was just a
way of illustrating why we shouldn't expect everybody
in the euro zone to use the same conventions when
referring to amounts of euro.
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