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Re: Definition of COUNTRY (Was: Resignation)

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 05:32:02PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Mike Hommey (mh@glandium.org):

> > Huh ? From your explanation, I understood that the bresilian will pick 
> > portuguese and then will choose between japan and brasil, depending on 
> > what he understands from "choose your country". The french will choose 
> > between japan and eventually france. While the american english will 
> > choose english(USA) and will be done with it.

> No. This is really hard to explain, though it is indeed, simple to
> use..:-)

> Brazilian in Japan:
>   1) Chooses Portuguese (other countries)
>   2) Is presented with all countries with valid pt_XX locales:
>      -Portugal
>      -Brazil
>      -Other
>   3) Chooses Other. Then get all countries and pick "Japan"

... which is a problem, because what you really want is

    1) Choose Brazilian Portuguese
    2) Be presented a list of countries associated with this language (pt_BR):
    3) Choose Other, then choose "Japan"

One more reason why I think the current behavior, where some
languagechooser entries list a country and some do not, is a terrible
inconsistent mess that needs to be fixed.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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