Below are two notes about the Common Locale Data Repository
(CLDR), an XML-based standardized locale database. Well
worth exploring. Relevant to several PWG and FSG projects.
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
From: w3c-i18n-ig-request at w3.org [mailto:w3c-i18n-ig-request at w3.org] On
Behalf Of Helena Shih
Sent: 01 November 2003 01:52
To: w3c-i18n-ig at w3.org
Subject: Common Locale Data Repository V1.0 Beta Available!
The OpenI18N WG of the Free Standards Group is pleased to inform you
CLDR (Common XML Locale Data Repository) V1.0 Beta snapshot is
The CLDR repository provides application developers a consistent and
uniform resource in managing the locale-sensitive data used for
parsing, and analysis. It also includes the comparison charts that
demonstrates the locale data differences on various platforms.
New in this snapshot are initial versions of collation tailoring data.
For details on the data, reporting problems, and information on the LDML
Helena S Chapman
Co-Chair of OpenI18N
[note from Mark Davis (IBM) on 3 October 2003]
We wish to announce the availability of the Version 1.0 Alpha of the Common
Locale Data Repository for public feedback. We request that people review
the data for languages and countries that they are familiar with, and file
bug reports where they see problems. (This is an alpha release, so there
are known fixes that have not yet been incorporated.)
The purpose of the Common Locale Data Repository project is to:
1. devise a general XML format for the exchange of culturally sensitive
(locale) information for use in application and system development (V1.0
2. gather, store, and make available data generated in that format
For details, please see
Please forward this note to anyone else you think might be interested.
mark.davis at us.ibm.com
IBM, MS 50-2/B11, 5600 Cottle Rd, SJ CA 95193
fax: (408) 256-0799