Western Frisian should have fallback to Dutch

Bug #537540 reported by Sense Egbert Hofstede on 2010-03-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-selector (Ubuntu)
Arne Goetje

Bug Description

Western Frisian is a language spoken in the North of the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. It has about one million inhabitants, and Ubuntu is not fully translated to it. However, there are translations present in the Ubuntu repositories.
When someone chooses to use the translations she or he will see a lot of English strings.

There should be a fallback string added to /usr/share/language-selector/data/languagelist that sets Dutch as the fall back language, most preferable the whole Dutch line pasted after the Frisian section since Dutch is the second mother tongue of most Frisians and they live in society where Dutch is the main language, apart from the province -- which uses both languages -- and a few municipalities.

A Frisian operating system would be a huge selling point in a province where the Frisian language is very important to quite a few.

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

Fixed in my branch, will go into 0.5.2.

Changed in language-selector:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Arne Goetje (arnegoetje)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.5.3

language-selector (0.5.3) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * when checking for is_admin check for uid == 0 too

  [ Arne Goetje ]
  * GtkLanguageSelector.py: move a Translators comment to the right
    location, so that it ends up in the.pot file. (LP: #456290)
  * Added fallback for Frisian (fy_NL and fy_DE) to data/languagelist.
    (LP: #537540)
  * check if the dependency package for translations is available in the
    cache (LP: #527891)
  * restored --show-installed option in check-language-support
  * fix language-selector.desktop.in (Thanks to Stéphane Loeuillet)
    (LP: #146973)
  * fix a crash when language-selector is run by a non-admin user
 -- Arne Goetje <email address hidden> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:54:18 +0800

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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