Comparison table with pre-CLDR locales

Elsebeth Flarup via CLDR-Users cldr-users at
Fri Nov 10 04:47:26 CST 2017

I am not looking for any specific locale category or vendor for that matter. I just wanted to include a few of the most glaring differences between platforms that existed before CLDR as an illustration of the fragmentation at that time.

I am fairly certain that the CLDR project started by collecting a snapshot of the data from as many platforms as possible, and then went through a process of converging on the most common formats for each locale at the time. I believe the comparison table I remember was either used during that process, or was at least a side product of it. I think it was up for several years (I remember referring to it a number of times). Unfortunately I don't even remember the URL used at the beginning of the CLDR project, otherwise the Wayback Machine might be able to help.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Comparison table with pre-CLDR locales
> Local Time: November 9, 2017 6:12 PM
> UTC Time: November 9, 2017 5:12 PM
> From: jan.lana at
> To: cldr-users at <cldr-users at>, Elsebeth Flarup <eflarup at>
> Quoting Elsebeth Flarup via CLDR-Users (2017-11-08 11:27:43)
>> I am preparing a CLDR training session, and as part of that I would like to
>> include a few specific examples of the differences that existed between locale
>> formats on various vendor-specific platforms prior to the widespread adoption
>> of CLDR.
>> I am fairly sure I remember an online table listing the locale formats from
>> AIX, Sun Solaris, etc. that were collected at the start of the CLDR project,
>> but I have been unable to find that table now. Does anybody remember the table,
>> and where it was located? Alternatively, does anybody know of any other source
>> that would have that kind of historical data?
>> Solaris migrated most of locales to CLDR in Solaris 10 Update Release 4
>> in 2007
>> (
>> But there are no public comparison reports from the time as far I know.
>> Is there any specific information you try to find?
>> regards,
> - Jan Lana
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