Default locale for styles

I couldn’t find a discussion on this topic, but I think it needs some
attention. If you run a non-English version of Firefox, any bibliographies
you generate in Zotero will be in that non-English locale (see
http://www.zotero.org/support/infrequently_asked_questions#other_languages).
While that may make sense for the more ‘general’ styles like Chicago, it
doesn’t for most journal-specific styles. Most if not all users who prepare
a bibliography for Das Arztliche Laboratorium will expect it to appear in
german. Bibliographies prepared in the Yeast Journal style should default to
American English, or to British English in case of the British Psychological
Society style.

Couldn’t the info section of CSL be extended with an optional specification
of which language the bibliography should default to? Software (like Zotero)
may still be allowed to override that (as is currently possible,
http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/5300/zotero-doesnt-work-with-all-citation-styles-in-ms-word-2007/?Focus=22979#Comment_22979),
but at least locale-specific styles would default to the correct language.

Rintze

Zotero doesn’t currently read it (largely because none of the styles
specify it, but this may be a chicken and egg problem), but there is
actually a default-locale attribute on the element.

Simon

Cool. Overlooked that one. I’ll put it in the CSL syntax documentation page
at http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/csl_syntax_summary.

Just to be sure, am I correct in assuming that an example of correct usage
would be:

? RintzeOn Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Simon Kornblith <@Simon_Kornblith>wrote:

Cool. Overlooked that one. I’ll put it in the CSL syntax documentation page
at http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/csl_syntax_summary.

Just to be sure, am I correct in assuming that an example of correct usage
would be:

?

Would be really nice to have this attribute recognized. It seemed odd
to me too that the user’s preferred language for the UI would affect
the style formatting.

Frank2009/1/12 Rintze Zelle <@Rintze_Zelle>: