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Re: Bug#270809: (forw) Bug#270809: broken commandline-editing, base-config.udeb, select modules

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:02:21 +0200
Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:

> > | Anyway, hope this will help you in maintaining the Dutch
> > | translation. The reference to the translation being "too polite"
> > or| not enough vlaams (should this mean that vlaams is rude...?)
> > sounded| very funny to me.
> > 
> > No, he thinks the translation is Flemish (because of selecting
> > Belgium) ...
> Well, no offense intended, but according to ISO 639, Flemish doesn't
> exist..:-)

Well it does, sort of: in ISO639 English Name of Language list [0]
they talk about'Dutch;Flemish', they both map to ISO639-1 code nl though

I think this is because the official written language 'Nederlands' is
defined by some committee with both Belgium and Dutch (and now also
Surinam IIRC) people in it.

[0] http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/englangn.html#cd

grts Tim

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