Re: OpenOffice.org - how to install additional languages?
On 04/03/2011 12:20 PM, Camaleón wrote:
On Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:43:52 +0100, Lisi wrote:
On Sunday 03 April 2011 15:22:31 Camaleón wrote:
And what's exactly that "English English"? I mean, what iso code it
has? I ask becasue I'm not aware of any with that name :-?
That is exactly what I was complaining about! Among other things.
I miss an Academy of Language for English. I know Oxford's dictionary is
a kind of standard in this field but there should be a central
institution that regulates and sets the language rules and of course,
integrates all of the English variations.
In Spain we have such institution (also in France, IIRC) that tries to
control and normalize all of the Spanish variations.
And there are separate language iso's for some flavours of Spanish, are
Yes, there are... es-ES (Spanish from Spain), es-AR (Spanish from
Argentina), es-CL (Spanish from Chile), es-MX (Spanish from Mexico),
And in Chile they used to talk of Castellano and Espaniol. This was
many years ago so a) it may have changed and b) I
may have the spelling a bit wrong.
When used to designate the same purpose (language) both denominations are
synonyms. "Castellano" is more heard in Spain while "español" is a bit
more international denomination.
But there is no "Spanish Spanish" just a Spanish that is spoken in
"__________" (put here the country) ;-)
This is grossly off topic, but since it's here, i _must_ answer:
Thank God there is no "English Academy." In France, their Academy has
the force and power
of law. It is _illegal_ to name anything public in English. If you
have a store and call it by an English
name you will be forced to change it to something French. The only
exception I have heard of
is "Le Drugstore." I don't know how they get away with it.
If English, either British or American, had such an academy, we would
still be speaking the
language of Henry VIII! And we would never have had the opportunity to
get rid of the French
spelling of things like "centre."
The French may hate everything English, but those of us who speak any
variety of English
appreciate its variety, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley