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1 Introduction

This document provides an overview of language code identifiers (LCIDs), also known as culture identifiers.

Additionally, this document specifies 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 and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in [RFC2119]. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.

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