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Re: chinese case in current languagechooser (was Re: Languagechooser changes)

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 07:59:19AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org):

> > > But this is already the case for other languages.  Don't we already need
> > > different translations for eg. en_AU, en_UK and en_US, and perhaps fr_CA
> > > and fr_FR?

> > No, but we do for pt vs. pt_BR, so there is precedent.

> No exactly identical, however. pt_BR is only spoken in one country,
> Brazil, while pt is spoken in all other portuguese-speaking countries
> in the world.

Hmm, well, although Portugal was the center of the Portuguese-speaking
world outside Brazil up through the 1960s, I'm not sure to what extent
this is true today.  Since there are marked differences in computer
jargon between the two language variants, it seems entirely possible
that users in other Portuguese-speaking nations, such as Angola, will
prefer the translation of whoever they received their computer training
from, which could result in a situation where pt_BR is the preferred
translation and pt_AO is the preference for everything else.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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