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Re: language-chooser: Language order shouldn't be alphabetical

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 09:14:56PM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 02:13:33PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > One posts suggested that fr_FR would be on the lists for both America
> > and Asia.  Portuguese is spoken on four continents, and I think the
> > Brazilian Portuguese translations are sufficiently complete that many
> > other Portuguese speakers would prefer them over English.  Continents
> > don't really seem to map very well to the language preferences of the
> > people who live there. :)
> Huh?  fr_FR is frensh as spoken in France, so Europe.
> And pt_BR (or whatever it is called) is Portuguese as spoken
> in Brazil and would be in the South America category, while
> pt_PT (or whatever the real name is) would be in the Europe
> category (for Portuguese as spoken in Portugal).

> So if you are living in Brazil you will select "South America"
> and only see pt_BR but not pt_PT.

So Debian users in Angola or East Timor would have to click on either
"South America" or "Europe" to be shown a Portuguese language option,
since there are currently no d-i translators for either of these

Also, how do you display the names of the continents so that all of your
non-English-speaking users can understand them? :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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