Re: OT: Relevance of Locale data?

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 20:32:06 EST

for Java and ICU locales, if you don't specify something, you will get the string from the default/root locale. This would typically be in English. If you don't want English _and_ don't want to create 15 locales, then how about using number strings, like "10" for "October", or roman numerals like "X"?

Anyway, once you get that kind of data together, ICU would love to get it, too! See

You can also give us partial data and then look at it at this URL and see if you like the results...


"Nesbitt, Gavin" wrote:
> Is it really necessary to have language specific day and month names for a
> locale that does not have an actual interface localization?
> Or to slightly rephrase, how relevant is it to developers that a locale
> contains "day 2 = tuesday month 10 = October" So long as they have 7 days
> and 12 months?

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