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Re: Bug#244318: fixed in setserial 2.17-37

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 05:36:24PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> |    * Added Netherland debconf translation, closes: #244318.
> |      Thanks to Luk Claes <Luk.Claes@UGent.be>.
> Netherland ?? It has (almost) nothing to do with the country (The
> Netherlands), it is about the language Dutch. As you can see in my mail
> address I'm not from The Netherlands, but from Belgium, the Flemish part
> where one speaks Dutch.

This I think confuses people even more. Your complaint is valid, but
confusing, particularly for maintainers looking at files with nl_NL or
nl_BE in the names.

To clear things up:

                Language    Country
English name |  Dutch       The Netherlands
Native name  |  Nederlands  Nederland
Code         |  nl          NL

So if you want to avoid the word "Dutch" then you can't take the dutch
name for it and then anglisize it again, because you wind up with the
name of the country instead of the language. It also doesn't help that
the english name for our language sounds like it's actually the german
language ("Deutsch" in german).


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