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  • Blog Post: To update or not to update?

    Can't we all just get along? One of the struggles that we go through every release is in figuring out how to handle updates to the behavior of linguistic sorting. People rely on NLS APIs to sort strings appropriately for display to users. That means that strings need to be in the right order, where...
  • Blog Post: Oh, the enumeration? Part two.

    A few days ago, in Oh, the enumeration! , I wrote about some changes to the enumeration of our Spanish Traditional sort locale that would be new for Vista. What I wrote is that callers to EnumSystemLocales would have to pass the LCID_ALTERNATE_SORTS flag to return 040a (Spanish Traditional sort) in Vista...
  • Blog Post: Oh, the enumeration!

    Note (10/3/06): This post contains outdated content. For the correction, please see the update in Oh, the enumeration? Part two. If you use EnumSystemLocales(), one thing you may have noticed in Vista is that the Spanish Traditional sort locale (040a) is no longer included in our enumeration. The...
  • Blog Post: Not all custom locales are created equal.

    If you're going to use the Locale Builder tool to create a custom locale, you have a couple of options: You can create a brand new locale for a language-region combination that is not currently supported by Microsoft, or you can replace a locale that exists on your machine with appropriately customized...
  • Blog Post: So I'm ready to test-drive Windows Vista. What next?

    Many of our Windows Vista beta testers contact us excited to be test-driving the beta but wondering what to look for. I thought it might be nice to share here the test cases that we give interested beta testers. If you try these test cases and you have feedback for us on any aspect of our basic NLS/language...
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