Locale Data in Windows 10 & CLDR

I’ve blogged about Locale Data Churn a couple times in the past, and mentioned how to use the Locale Builder to modify Finnish for Windows 10, but I’d like to talk a bit more about Locale Data in Windows 10. A Data Collection Problem As I’ve mentioned before, Locale Data changes over time for various reasons. …

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Locale (Culture) Data Churn

Data Churn Some of you have noticed churn in the Locale Data (which ends up as Culture data in .Net).  I’ve mentioned before that this stuff shouldn’t be considered stable, but in Windows 10 we have a little more churn than normal. What happens is that, over time, locale data preferences change around the world. …

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Locale Builder and Finnish or other locales…

The Locale Builder tool, https://aka.ms/localebuilder, runs on Windows 10 and can be used to modify your computer’s locale if you don’t want the defaults that ship in the OS.  For example, the Finnish locale was updated to use . for the time separator, however that is currently causing some confusion because it is identical to…

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Locale Builder v2.0 for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 Released!

There’s a new Locale Builder for creating your own custom locales live on the Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41158.  The direct link to the setup exe is http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/6/8/C68BDDC5-50CB-47E1-9EF7-B5651D68BDDF/LocaleBuilderSetup.exe  Locale Builder 2.0 is designed primarily for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2, including a few new data fields for those locales.  The constructed locales might work OK on previous versions, or…

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