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Re: Definition of COUNTRY (Was: Resignation)

On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 09:05:48AM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> Christian Perrier wrote:
> >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"

> Then the problem is that this person won't get the brazilian locale 
> selected. Asking him to choose a country, and not a language variant 
> makes him choose a bad option for his locale configuration.

Mmm, but this can easily be worked around by setting each of the locale
variables separately.  If ll_LL isn't a valid locale (this can be
detected readily enough), then use ll_XX for the language setting and
yy_LL for the rest of the locale settings, where XX and yy are sensible
defaults for the corresponding language and country (location ;).

> Same as above if the considered french is not actually french, but 
> french-speaking canadian.

> The main point is that making people choose a "country" is definitely 
> not a natural way to ask them to choose a language variant.

And this is not what it's used for.  There is only *one* French
translation for d-i, and likewise only one German, Japanese, or Spanish.
It happens that there are two Portuguese translations, two Norwegian
translations, and two Chinese translations, because this happens to make
a lot of sense; and these translations are therefore each given their
own (translated) entry in the language chooser, each clearly
distinguished from the other.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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