Sourceware Bugzilla – Bug 13951
Correct L10n of country-name dz_BT
Last modified: 2013-01-03 09:03:43 UTC
Created attachment 6322 [details]
Country-name field of LC_ADDRESS should be in Dzongkha, not English
Reference: lang-dz ISO-3166 L10n
This is one of a number of such country-name corrections first identified in:
pinging listed locale maintainer
% Author: Pema Geyleg
% Contact: Sherubtse College, Kanglung Bhutan; Pablo Saratxaga
% E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice received of permanent e-mail failure to email@example.com
dz_BT may need another locale maintainer
Can this patch please be landed?
Placed in WAITING status until I can get a definitive answer to the questions raised on libc-alpha.
After a thoughtful and welcome discussion on libc-alpha,
a contact from the Dzongkha Development Commission was able to resolve some uncertainties about the proper representation of the countryname "Bhutan" in Dzongkha
Per that e-mail,
"The short (abbreviated) name of Bhutan is simply འབྲུག (U+0F60 U+0F56 U+0FB2 U+0F74 U+0F42) "
"as to the question of whether to put U+0F0B or U+0F0D on the end:
- if you are concatenating the string with other Dzongkha (or Tibetan
words) you would probably need U+0F0B.
- if the string occurs at the end of a phrase or sentence you use U+0F0D
- if the string occurs alone you can either leave it as it is - or add U+0F0D"
Given it's appearance in the LC_ADDRESS field, the most common usage is presumed to be in postal addressing, not in concatenation with other words.
Therefore, the patch as originally submitted is in correct form (it includes the U+0F0D character at the end).
Unless further discussion is indicated on whether or not an LC_ADDRESS countryname can be presumed to be a stand-alone or terminal element, I would respectfully request commit of the patch as submitted.
Should a ChangeLog patch also be provided or will that be addressed by the committer?
2012-12-23 Chris Leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* locales/dz_BT: Correct LC_ADDRESS countryname for Bhutan in Dzongkha
commit at same time as
Thanks, fixed for glibc 2.18 with commit:
Author: Chris Leonard <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Jan 3 09:54:56 2013 +0100
Correct LC_ADDRESS countryname for Bhutan in Dzongkha
* locales/dz_BT: Correct LC_ADDRESS countryname for Bhutan in