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From: "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn" <chithanh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] New LINGUAS USE_EXPAND for Catalan/Valencian RACV: ca_XR? ca@valencia-racv?
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:06:40
1 Dear all,
3 OpenOffice recently introduced language support for Valencian RACV
4 grammar, using the nonstandard ca_XR language tag. This is presumably
5 different from the AVL grammar (OpenOffice uses ca_XV) which also exists
6 and already has two global LINGUAS: "ca_XV" that was at some point used
7 by LibreOffice, but is now unused and replaced by the local flag
8 "ca_valencia", and "ca@valencia" used by Calligra and others.
10 If I understand correctly, POSIX locales use
11 language[_territory][@modifier] format, and the X in the "territory" is
12 used to denote a non-standard extension. I am however unsure whether
13 ca_XR is a correct use of "territory".
15 Debian for example uses ca-ES@valencia for Valencian AVL, which appears
16 to be based on the IETF BCP-47 (basically language[-region][-variant])
17 language tag ca-ES-valencia.
19 Is it ok to add a ca_XR or ca@valencia-racv USE_EXPAND to LINGUAS or is
20 there a better solution? Should LINGUAS try to imitate POSIX or BCP-47?
23 Best regards,
24 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn