Windows 10 make the best guess for all languages/locales

I’ve mentioned before to be careful about NLS Locale & Culture Data Churn, in that Locale Data Should Not Be Considered Stable, but there’s an interesting aspect of that in Windows 10. Windows 10 Supports all Locales – Kinda. We kept getting asked for more and more locale/language data and applications kept running into trouble…

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Dates and flagging some sort of condition

Occasionally I get strange questions about things like “why does the calendar end in 9999?” or “how come my maxdate Dec 31, 9999 blows up for this Arabic user?” Well, each calendar has a “supported date range”, which is sometimes kind of arbitrary, but other times is related to limitations of know information.  Some have…

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