Posts tagged with: Locale
A rather long and rambling post about various things that are likely to cause headaches when dealing with the world outside your own country. More accurately, things that have caused me headaches in the past, so others can learn from my pain.
To format internationalized data properly, Java has a bunch of handy features. If you're English, you'll probably be setting your Locale to
Locale.ENGLISH and all your i18n messages will come out fine, numbers, percentages, currencies etc. look right, and it all pretty much works. However...
Locale strings should be fairly simple, there's nice ISO standards covering this stuff. Yet despite all their good work in the last few years, the Java team has managed to confuse matters and make life awkward when it comes to something basic like this.