1 Introduction

This document provides an overview of language code identifiers (LCIDs), also known as culture identifiers, which are being deprecated, and the preferred alternate system of locale codes, which specify a set of locale identifiers that designate culture-specific information such as how text is sorted, how a date is formatted, and the display format for numbers and currency.

Sections 1.7 and 2 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.