Re: Should names for sexes be included into CLDR?

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2006 - 10:17:50 CST

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    CLDR is not a multilingual glossary of arbitrary terms. It is designed
    around structure and data used for general software internationalization.

    While one might have male vs female check-boxes on a website registration
    form, one might also have age ranges, income levels, pet preferences,
    magazines already subscribed to, occupations, seat preference, etc.; all
    dependent on the application in question, all just localization for the
    needs of that particular application.


    On 10/3/06, John D. Burger <> wrote:
    > Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
    > > Human sex is surely a data element that may need to be expressed in
    > > a localized manner.
    > > Wouldn't it be rather natural to include sex into the CLDR data
    > > format, initially populating it with data from the annex?
    > Lots of things need to be expressed in a localized manner. Is CLDR
    > intended to be a comprehensive translation dictionary?
    > Jon Hanna wrote:
    > > There's another question about recording this, do we just use
    > > adjectives, just nouns or adjectives, nouns and perhaps other terms
    > > (man, woman, boy, girl as some English examples)?
    > Exactly - this is a long road to start down.
    > - John D. Burger
    > MITRE

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