From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2006 - 00:30:02 CST
Under Subject "Re: ISO/IEC 10646 and ISO/IEC 14651 freely available",
on Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Eric Muller wrote:
> Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> - most standards there are not very exciting.
> While not exciting, ISO/IEC 5218:2004 is certainly an interesting reading.
I just realized that despite containing just a fairly small piece of
normative information (numeric codes for not known, male, female, and not
applicable when expressing human sex), the standard is interesting from
the localization point of view.
Human sex is surely a data element that may need to be expressed in a
localized manner. The informative annex of ISO/IEC 5218:2004 contains a
considerable amount of data for that, but of course it does not cover all
locales. Wouldn't it be rather natural to include sex into the CLDR
data format, initially populating it with data from the annex?
-- Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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