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Re: Definition of COUNTRY

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 12:39:53PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Christian Perrier writes:
> > If the user thinks "hey, I am American, thus I choose "English
> > (USA)"....bingo..:-)

> Right.  He thinks he is choosing English as spoken in the USA, not English
> as his language and USA as his area.

> > However, the mixed choices for very common choices saves users one
> > screen.

> But does not necessarily make things simpler for them.  If you are going to
> stick with the present system I think you need to somehow make it clear
> that in choosing 'English (USA)' the user is selecting the English language
> and the USA area.

> Would it be feasible to sort the area choice based on initial language
> choice?  Put Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and USA at the top of the
> list if the user chooses English?

We currently do one better: if you choose 'English', you're presented
with a list of English-speaking countries with supported locales, with
'Other' at the bottom if you need to pick a country that doesn't have a
supported locale.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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