RE: Locale string for Norwegian - Bokmal and Nynorsk?

From: Paul Deuter (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 15:18:20 EDT

That probably explains the Internet Explorer bug where
when you set Norwegian Nynorsk - that setting is "forgotten"
and is remembered as Norwegian Bokmal. The "no" tag
is used for both Bokmal and Nynorsk.
Unfortunately this became our bug too in that we copied
sample code provided by Microsoft for mapping locale
strings into LCID (setlcid.asp).

Thanks for all the responses.

Paul Deuter

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael (michka) Kaplan []
Sent: 31. august 2000 11:56
To: Unicode List
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Locale string for Norwegian - Bokmal and Nynorsk?

Notice that under Windows, a GetLocaleInfo call with the 0x414 and 0x814
LCIDs for the LOCALE_ISO3166CTRYNAME will return 'NO' in both cases
(LOCALE_ISO639LANGNAME will return 'no' in both cases).

This seems like a Windows bug if there are indeed ISO3166 tags that are
different for nyorsk and bokmål.

For all the Windows 2000-supported LCIDs, see

The list is now in ISO639/ISO3166 order.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Brady" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Cc: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: Locale string for Norwegian - Bokmal and Nynorsk?

> On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Paul Deuter wrote:
> > Does someone know the full locale string for Norwegian - Bokmal and
> > Norwegian Nynorsk?
> > In Windows the LCID is different for the two (0x414 and 0x814
> > However in
> > Internet Explorer - the locale id is set to "no" for both of them.
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone knew that actual fully qualified string for
> > two. Is it
> > "no-bokmal" and "no-nynorsk"?
> Neither. It is nn for Nynorsk and nb for Bokmal.

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