From: Jukka K. Korpela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 12:40:52 CST
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 08:46 -0800 2005-12-07, Mark Davis wrote:
>> CLDR is not in the business of trying to make policy; it is aimed at
>> reflecting current customary practice for the language/locale in question.
> In the absence of uniform customary practice, it has to make a decision, and
> as indicated, that will tend to influence customary practice in any case.
That's certainly true for _some_ data, such as the localized names of
"exotic" languages, and the decisions should be made with awareness of the
implied responsibility. But for date notations, customary practices
often exist. They might not be uniform in the sense of being applied
_everywhere_, but there's seldom a reason to deviate from what more than
50 % uses or finds natural.
-- Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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