Culture

The words country and language are not fine-grained concepts because some countries use more than one official language (for example, Belgium) and some languages are used in more than one country (for example, French in Canada and French in France). It is for this reason that in computing, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards describe unique combinations of languages and regions; for example, fr-FR specifies French in France whereas fr-CA denotes French in Canada. In addition, Windows defines a locale culture identifier (LCID) for each unique locale. The following table shows a few examples:

ISO Name

English Name

Windows LCID

fr-FR

French (France)

1036

fr-CA

French (Canada)

3084

en-CA

English (Canada)

4105

en-GB

English (United ...

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