Dr. International

Thoughts on software globalization and internationalization.

Using Custom Culture to Set Euro for Croatia

Croatia has adopted the Euro.  There are a couple of ways to update Windows to use the Euro symbol or currency for Croatian locales. If Croatian is the current user default locale, then the simplest is to change the desired currency symbol and number formats in the Region control panel (intl.cpl).  Note that this only works for ...

Culture data shouldn’t be considered stable

Realizing that people's preferences change and that those preferences impact data output and consumed by computers. By remembering the context of an operation we can avoid corruption and confusion of our data. Understanding when data is intended for human readability or consumption by another machine avoids problems with data confusion.