[Mediawiki-i18n] ECMAScript Internationalisation API Spec

Alolita Sharma alolita.sharma at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 21:14:46 UTC 2013

Hi Mark,

Thanks for sharing the article and ref to the ECMAScript i18n API. We (WMF)
have joined recently as member of the ECMA i18n workgroup and the i18n team
can contribute to reviews as well as discussions for the ongoing 5.1

The specification is worth following and has a lot of practical work to be


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Mark Holmquist <mtraceur at member.fsf.org>wrote:

> Hi, l10n people!
> I came across an article [0] in my inbox this morning, and it linked to
> an ECMA specification [1] that I think the i18n-oriented people (read:
> the MediaWiki developers) in the audience may appreciate, especially if
> you've tried to do something more complex with i18n on the client side.
> In particular it looks like this spec encompasses a lot of things we've
> written into our Language classes on the backend, that we can maybe now
> get for free on the frontend. I'm particularly excited about the number-
> formatting bits, which I'd asked about some weeks ago. The fundraisers
> may enjoy the currency code validation, and I'm sure everyone can get
> behind internationalisable Date objects with timezone handling!
> Just a note to inform you - sadly this is all based on ECMAScript 5.1,
> so we won't be able to use it universally anytime soon, but it seemed
> like the sort of thing that we should keep an eye on.
> P.S., I was sent the article by the wonderful new JavaScript Weekly [2]
> list I've subscribed to, which has totally paid off so far. Interested
> parties, subscribe away :)
> [0] http://generatedcontent.org/post/59403168016/esintlapi
> [1] http://www.ecma-international.org/ecma-402/1.0/
> [2] http://javascriptweekly.com/
> Cheers,
> --
> Mark Holmquist
> Software Engineer, Multimedia
> Wikimedia Foundation
> mtraceur at member.fsf.org
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:MHolmquist
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