New Internationalization API draft posted to wiki

Norbert Lindenberg ecmascript at
Fri Feb 24 00:11:18 PST 2012

The 23 February 2012 working draft of the ECMAScript Internationalization API Specification is available at

Along with the name change from Globalization API back to Internationalization API, the namespace has changed from Globalization to Intl.

This draft benefits greatly from comments from Allen and has been extensively reworked to allow for subclassing, avoid dependencies on ECMAScript objects whose behavior might get compromised by other software, and more closely follow the conventions of the ECMAScript Language Specification. It also includes a number of bug fixes.

There are still a few open issues, but I wanted to make this draft available for all to review before producing a final draft for the March TC39 meeting.

A partial prototype implementation with test cases is available at


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