Tuesday, May 29, 2007

IBM Globalization Locale Database

I think this is really nifty, not to mention useful for importers and exporters: the IBM Globalization Locale Database.

It lists, for most countries of the world, the national currency. But then it shows one how the money and other numeric values are formatted. For instance, what one writes as 1,234,567.89 in the United States would be written as 1.234.567,89 in Argentina. You'll find the days of the week and the months of the year in the language, or in the case of Belgium, three languages, of the country. Today may be 5/29/2007 in the United States, but it's 29.05.2007 in India.

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