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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][luni] Our locale data is incomplete, and Locale("", "CD").getDisplayCountry() return different string compared with ISO3166-1
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 16:07:04 GMT
What does IBM and BEA do?  Did they fix this?

geir


Ilya Okomin wrote:
> On 8/10/06, Spark Shen <smallsmallorgan@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 2006/8/10, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com>:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Spark Shen wrote:
>> > > Hi All:
>> > > Construct a locale like this:
>> > > Locale l = new Locale("", "CD");
>> > > On RI, l.getDisplayCountry() will return "The Democratic Republic Of
>> > > Congo",
>> > > which is different from ISO 3166-1 standard.
>> > > ("CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE" or "Congo, the Democratic
>> > > Republic
>> > > of the")
>> > IMHO, we may follow the Java Specification, that is, ISO-3166. Do you
>> > think user applications would be broken because of the difference with
>> RI.
>>
>>
>> I am not sure. But this may be a risk.
> 
> 
> To follow ISO-3166 standard mentioned in the spec sounds better and
> logical but...if you take a look on other several words country names you
> can find that they are not the same on RI than in the ISO-3166. E.g.:
> 
> new Locale("", "KP");
> ISO-3166 expected value: "Korea, Democratic People's Republic of "
> RI returns: "North Korea"
> 
> new Locale("", "MK");
> ISO-3166 expected value: "Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of "
> RI returns: "Macedonia"
> 
> ..and so on.
> 
> IMO in this case to be compatible with RI we can use "The Democratic
> Republic Of Congo" for "CD" country. To follow completely the ISO-3166
> standard we have to make changes not only for "CD" country.
> 
> Thanks,
> Ilya.
> 
> 
>> Best regards
>>
>> Richard.
>> > >
>> > > Mean while, on harmony, we do not have a country "CD"->"CONGO, THE
>> > > DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE" data item or a
>> > > "CD"->" Congo, the Democratic Republic of
>> > > the< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo>"
>> > > data item at all.
>> > >
>> > > This test case will fail on Harmony since the returned displayCountry
>> is
>> > > "CD".
>> > > public void test_getDisplayCountry() {
>> > >
>> > >        Locale l_countryCD = new Locale("", "CD");
>> > >        assertEquals("CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE",
>> > >                l_countryCD.getDisplayCountry());
>> > >    }
>> > >
>> > > I need to add a mapping into harmony locale data. But which?
>> > >
>> > > "CD"->"CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE"
>> > >    or
>> > > "CD"->"Congo, the Democratic Republic of the"
>> > >    or
>> > > "CD"->"The Democratic Republic Of Congo" (RI)
>> > >
>> > > Personally, I prefer RI, since there may be applications relies on
>> the
>>
>> > > returned displayCountry value. Your opinions?
>> > >
>> > > Best regards
>> > >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Richard Liang
>> > China Software Development Lab, IBM
>> >
>> >
>> >
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>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Spark Shen
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
>>
> 
> 


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