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Significance of 1033

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    lars

    It seems the documentation is always contained in a folder named as a number. I don't know if it's always been "1033", but I've seen that one for ages with the MSDN Library. What is the significance of "1033"?

    /Lars.

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    Lwatson

    I thought that was the i18n number given to the english version. I have seen other language variants being placed into different directories with other numeric designations.

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    miies

    Yep it's a language number. You can also find it in query string parameters. At Hotmail, for example: sign in at Hotmail and you'll see a parameter lc=1033 passing by.

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    Richard Acton

    another example is in ASP3.0, we would set:

    session.lcid = 2057

    at the top of each page that does anything with date or currency types to set them to the UK (British) settings. I am assuming 1033 is the language code for English (US)

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    lars

    I see. Thanks for explaining it guys!

    /Lars.

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    warren

    perhaps you've seen "409", too, in  your ventures through Windows registry settings and directories over the years?  "409" is hex for 1033. Smiley

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    Steve411

    warren wrote:
    perhaps you've seen "409", too, in  your ventures through Windows registry settings and directories over the years?  "409" is hex for 1033. Smiley


    There are folders in the Windows\System32 directory, that are named 1033, 1031,1037,1041,1025,1028,1042,1054,2052,3076...
      To tell you the truth, they sound like version numbers to me....

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    Steve411

    EdiT:

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