Newcomer's Locale Explorer beta

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/06/25 11:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/06/25/646632.aspx


Eric Sassaman (the MVP lead who has helped to keep me and my team involved whenever the MVP Summit has been happening at Microsoft) sent me some mail the other day about a cool project (currently in beta) that Dr. Joseph M. Newcomer put up on his website.

(the site is very cool in general, and have enjoyed this glimpse into a great mind of computer science and also of typography and other interests!)

You can check it out The Locale Explorer here.

And every single developer, tester, and program manager on my team involved with NLS support on Windows will definitely want to take a look here -- this project can be thought of a great example of a smart developer who has taken the time (though docs and actual usage) to understand the NLS API, to the point where any time he gets something wrong, we as a team should perhaps assume that is actually we were the ones who got some sort of explanation wrong that contributed to the problem....

And although, as he says in his disclaimer at the bottom of the page:

The views expressed in these essays are those of the author, and in no way represent, nor are they endorsed by, Microsoft.

I'll have to say that I highly recommend taking a look at this fascinating deep view of NLS support on Windows from someone outside of Microsoft


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