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Localization - A stupid question

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pek
I was wandering where can I find the list of language code name with
this prefix country_language.
i.e. en_US, en_GB, fr_BE etc
I have noticed a few programs use this type of prefix (firefox does in
a way).
I have looked ISO's and never found exactly the list I am looking for.
Does anybody know anything about this..?

Thank you.

-pek
P.S. sorry for bothering you for this stupid question. I think I ran
out of google search keywords.. :S

Jun 27 '06 #1
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"pek" <ki******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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I was wandering where can I find the list of language code name with
this prefix country_language.
i.e. en_US, en_GB, fr_BE etc
I have noticed a few programs use this type of prefix (firefox does in
a way).
I have looked ISO's and never found exactly the list I am looking for.
Does anybody know anything about this..?

Thank you.


They're sometimes called locales. Here are some lists but Im not sure how
complete they are:
http://www.mpi-sb.mpg.de/~pesca/locales.html
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/...ocale.doc.html
Also check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locale

It's to separate the language from the nationality. For example Finland is
officially bi-lingual, we have sv_Fi and fi_FI. The formatting currency,
date, time, etc is same for all FI, but the language used in the application
might be either swedish or finnish depending on which locale it is.

--
"ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" -lpk
sp**@outolempi.net | Gedoon-S @ IRCnet | rot13(xv***@bhgbyrzcv.arg)
Jun 27 '06 #2

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pek
#@$(&@&#^&*@^*$^@$# !!!!!
I can't believe it..I was looking for about 2 hours for this! :P
Thank you very much.

Kimmo Laine wrote:
"pek" <ki******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11********************@i40g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
I was wandering where can I find the list of language code name with
this prefix country_language.
i.e. en_US, en_GB, fr_BE etc
I have noticed a few programs use this type of prefix (firefox does in
a way).
I have looked ISO's and never found exactly the list I am looking for.
Does anybody know anything about this..?

Thank you.


They're sometimes called locales. Here are some lists but Im not sure how
complete they are:
http://www.mpi-sb.mpg.de/~pesca/locales.html
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/...ocale.doc.html
Also check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locale

It's to separate the language from the nationality. For example Finland is
officially bi-lingual, we have sv_Fi and fi_FI. The formatting currency,
date, time, etc is same for all FI, but the language used in the application
might be either swedish or finnish depending on which locale it is.

--
"ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" -lpk
sp**@outolempi.net | Gedoon-S @ IRCnet | rot13(xv***@bhgbyrzcv.arg)


Jun 27 '06 #3

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pek wrote:
#@$(&@&#^&*@^*$^@$# !!!!!
I can't believe it..I was looking for about 2 hours for this! :P
Thank you very much.

Kimmo Laine wrote:
"pek" <ki******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11********************@i40g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
I was wandering where can I find the list of language code name with
this prefix country_language.
i.e. en_US, en_GB, fr_BE etc
I have noticed a few programs use this type of prefix (firefox does in
a way).
I have looked ISO's and never found exactly the list I am looking for.
Does anybody know anything about this..?

Thank you.


They're sometimes called locales. Here are some lists but Im not sure how
complete they are:
http://www.mpi-sb.mpg.de/~pesca/locales.html
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/...ocale.doc.html
Also check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locale

It's to separate the language from the nationality. For example Finland is
officially bi-lingual, we have sv_Fi and fi_FI. The formatting currency,
date, time, etc is same for all FI, but the language used in the application
might be either swedish or finnish depending on which locale it is.

--
"ohjelmoija on organismi joka muuttaa kofeiinia koodiksi" -lpk
sp**@outolempi.net | Gedoon-S @ IRCnet | rot13(xv***@bhgbyrzcv.arg)


In Unix you can also use locale -a from the command line to see a list
of locales supported by the machine.

Jun 27 '06 #4

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