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Please submit corrigenda and other comments with the online reporting form [Feedback].Related information that is useful in understanding this document is found in the References.
For a list of current Unicode Technical Reports see [Reports].A single system can be built of many different components, hardware and software, all needing to work together.Many different technologies have been important in bridging the gaps; in the internationalization arena, Unicode has provided a lingua franca for communicating textual data.But there remain differences in the locale data used by different systems.For more information about versions of the Unicode Standard, see [Versions].For possible errata for this document, see [Errata].
Not long ago, computer systems were like separate worlds, isolated from one another.
The internet and related events have changed all that.
This document describes an XML format (vocabulary) for the exchange of structured locale data.
This format is used in the Common Locale Data Repository maintained by the Unicode Consortium.
This document has been reviewed by Unicode members and other interested parties, and has been approved for publication by the Unicode Consortium.
This is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference by other specifications.