ELK stampede!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/08/09 07:50 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/08/09/449405.aspx

Back in January I was saying Lions and tigers and bearsELKs, Oh my! when I first started talking about these new beasts here and the way that new locales were being added.

Now, the ELKs are stampeding again! You can look at 897338 in the Knowledge Base for info, or head right to the download center and see locale support added to Windows XP SP2 for all of the following languages:



# Jonathan Wilson on 9 Aug 2005 8:26 AM:

Whilst I dont personally have any use for these languages, I do applaud the addition of these languages to Windows :)

Looking at the list of files it changes/patches, I can see that there is still a work to be done before people outside of microsoft can make new ELKs (if nothing else, no-one outside of microsoft has the source code to kernel32.dll :)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 9 Aug 2005 9:45 AM:

Ah, keep your eyes on this spot. I'll be talking about that very very soon! :-)

# Richard on 9 Aug 2005 11:11 AM:

Do these ELKs actually include MUI functionality (ie changing the Windows UI into that language) or just locale information?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 9 Aug 2005 1:04 PM:

Hi Richard --

No, that would a LIP, not an ELK. See http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2005/02/10/370460.aspx for more info....

# Mihai on 9 Aug 2005 1:09 PM:

Nice. Congrats :-)
GetLocaleInfo for Bosnian Cyrillic (0x201a) returns ANSI code page 1250 instead of 1251 (LOCALE_IDEFAULTANSICODEPAGE).

# Michael S. Kaplan on 9 Aug 2005 3:54 PM:

Funny you should mention about the code page -- I think someone just fixed that bug for Vista. :-)

referenced by

2008/05/10 Why Bengali keyboards can't be found on XP 64 bit

2008/01/28 What does the [cracked] SiaO crystal ball say about language support in XP SP3?

2007/03/22 When language codes are reported that don't actually exist

2007/02/04 So how does that Naqittaut keyboard work, exactly?

2006/11/05 It's not dead, it's just sleeping

2005/12/17 ELKs aren't roaming where the servers are

2005/11/28 Custom keyboard, custom language?

2005/09/29 It's already in there, or it's on the way

2005/09/13 Extending collation support in SQL Server and Jet, Part 0 (HISTORY)

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