The list of countries for which the J2RE provides locale data doesn't seem to be very carefully selected. Albania, with a GDP of $5b and no known IT industry, is supported, but Malaysia and Singapore, with GDPs of $215b and $92b and substantial IT industries, are not.
We should define a set of criteria and then add locale data for any country that meets one of these criteria:
- one of the top xx (50?) countries by GDP
- one of the top xx (50?) countries by foreign trade
- GDP per person above $xxxx ($5000?)
For data, see