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Now in the past, I've written The Locales of Windows 7, all divvied up, which included:
I've also written the sequel, The Locales of Windows 7, divvied up further, which included the slihttky more niche:
Since then, I've also written The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 13: Divvying up locales, yet again!.
But one list has never yet been published.
And I'm gonna publish it now. :-)
Table 8: The locales of Windows 8 (full list)
I'll divvy them up another time.
For now I'll love the list!
I've said it before, and I'll say it one last time, I think the MS spelling of ᠮᠤᠨᠭᠭᠤᠯ (m-u-n-g-g-u-l) for the more usual ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ (m-o-ng-g-o-l) is bizarre.
On a different matter, can you explain why Basque, Catalan and Cherokee repeat the language name in parentheses instead of giving the name of the country in which the language is spoken, as is the case with all the other locales on the list? And why is "Iran" present in the native name for Persian but omitted from the display name?
English (Caribbean) having weird code of en-029.
English (Republic of the Philippines) having native name of English (Philippines).
Cherokee (Cherokee) and Catalan (Catalan) with a non-country country name.
Persian with no country name at all.
Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway) being the only Display Name with a non-ASCII character.
And no less than 6 Sami locales.
Great. Next, tell us the delta from Win7 to Win8 - what's new and what's changed? :-)
'ko-KR' should not expand to "Korean (Korea)." The name of the country is Republic of Korea, or South Korea, or whatever. Just because North Korea is isolationist and the is no localized version of Windows for it, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. This is particularly noticeable given the indulgent "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
@Azarien: '029' is the UN M.49 code element for the Caribbean.
@Doug Ewell: I think it's better to keep the names short. As for Korea, perhaps it is better to stay neutral as much as possible.
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