Internationalization: Removing normalization option

Norbert Lindenberg ecmascript at
Mon Oct 8 09:36:59 PDT 2012

Are there any objections to removing the normalization property from the Intl.Collator options object, and to documenting the associated "kk" Unicode locale extension key as unsupported, in the first edition of the ECMAScript Internationalization API? If so, please raise them by Tuesday, October 9, 18:00 PDT (2012-10-10T01:00:00Z).

At the September TC 39 meeting, it was suggested to remove the option to turn off normalization on Intl.Collator. Erik Arvidsson in particular pointed out that this option is purely for performance, which should be handled within implementations and not through the standard.

We discussed this again at the internationalization meeting last Friday, and agreed that it's best to remove the feature. Theoretically this might be done in a later edition, but several attendees suggested doing it now would be best.

Best regards,

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