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CLDR Ticket #10777(accepted spec)

Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

Really document diff between defaultContent, likelySubtags, &locale-matching

Reported by: mark Owned by: mark
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Phase: spec-beta Review:
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Description

There is a significant difference among each of the following:

  1. inheritance in CLDR (which can be pragmatic, to get the easiest way to share data) [defaultContent]
  2. addLikelySubtag, which gives you the most likely full subtag in the absence of other information [likelySubtags.xml]
  3. LocaleMatcher data, which provides the best match for the user's language(s) in an application's supported languages. [languageInfo.xml]

It is important that implementations of CLDR clearly understand the difference and make it clear to their users, but it is a bit tricky to dig that out of the spec.

Maybe an FAQ??

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comment:1 Changed 7 weeks ago by mark

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Cc kristi added
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Phase changed from dsub to spec-beta
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 33
  • Owner changed from anybody to mark
  • Type changed from unknown to spec

Have new section explaining differences, and point to it from other sections.

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