languagelist is missing a language

Bug #531422 reported by tbds on 2010-03-03
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Arne Goetje

Bug Description

I am trying to set nds (Low German) as default and de (German) as a fallback instead of en (English). Now I think that it might not work, because there isnt an accurate entry for Low German in the languagelist in /usr/share/language-selector/data. A Low German entry is simply missing here.
So I would recommend to add one like the following:

Low German;1;nds:nds_DE.UTF-8;de:de_DE.UTF-8;nds;nds;nds_DE:nds:nds_DE:en;kbd=lat0-sun16(utf8)

meaning that everywhere should be used nds:nds_DE.UTF-8 by default and that the first fallback should be: de:de_DE.UTF-8 and en:en_GB should be the second fallback.

For the benefit of comfort and corporation it would make sense to combine nds and de, because its kind of a variant of German instead of English. English as a second fallback would be just to make sure, that any string can be shown.

tbds (tbds-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Since Ubuntu Karmic it isnt possible to mark Low German for use in the dropdown menu after installation. Maybe this is related to the languagelist problem? That can be found here:
Maybe just give it a try - does that work on your system?

tbds (tbds-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

In langcode2locale there is already an entry like nds:nds_DE

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

I have added the following two entries to languagelist:

Low German (DE);1;nds_DE.UTF-8;nds_DE.UTF-8;nds;DE;nds_DE:nds:de_DE:de:en_GB:en;kbd=lat0-sun16(utf8)
Low German (NL);1;nds_NL.UTF-8;nds_NL.UTF-8;nds;NL;nds_NL:nds:nl_NL:nl:en_GB:en;kbd=lat0-sun16(utf8)

Do they look ok to you?

The relevant parts:


The other fields in that file are not used.

If this looks OK to you, the change will go into version 0.5.1.

Changed in language-selector:
status: New → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Arne Goetje (arnegoetje)
tbds (tbds-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

yes, that looks good to me! thank you! i guess this bug can be closed as solved then.

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) on 2010-03-05
Changed in language-selector:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

Fixed in version 0.5.1

Changed in language-selector:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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