What about the Microsoft Custom Locale Builder?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/02/21 03:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/02/21/535813.aspx

Regular reader Ivan Petrov asked in the Suggestion Box:

Hi Michael ;-)

Would you tell us something more about Microsoft Custom Locale Builder!?

Thank you in advance.


Now this is the sort of thing that people like Cathy and I (not to mention others) have been talking about for quite some time without giving specifics.

The very first time it was implied in even a vague sense in a public presentation, it was in a "far off future" category without naming it or anything else.

I can say that we have made progress since then. :-)

But beyond that, there are not currently any other details to share other than the ones that are already known -- e.g. based on custom cultures in .NET but can be used as custom locales in Vista.

I can also state that the name will not be the one that Ivan asked about, since the scenarios it is meant to cover cannot have such a self-limiting name. :-)

But I promise that when there is something that I am allowed to say, I will say it.

So stay tuned, and look to an example Shawn has given of what I think is going to be the more common sort of use for this feature....

Or even better, Shawn did go ahead and post a screenshot of the new tool in this post. So you can consider it something official now -- you can even see the name in the title bar of the screenshot.


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