Bug 10935 - Finnish yes/no option: add “o” for yes
Summary: Finnish yes/no option: add “o” for yes
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: glibc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: localedata (show other bugs)
Version: 2.8
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: GNU C Library Locale Maintainers
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Reported: 2009-11-10 10:57 UTC by Martin Pitt
Modified: 2014-07-01 05:26 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Pitt 2009-11-10 10:57:03 UTC
$ LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8 locale -k -c LC_MESSAGES
LC_MESSAGES
yesexpr="^[KkJjYy].*"

In addition to “k” for “kyllä” and “j” for “joo”, “o” for “on” should also be
added for the affirmative response.

‘O’ is for ‘on’, which means ‘[it] is’ (or similar in other grammatical person,
as appropriate), and is how one responds to ‘Onko ...’ (‘Is it ...’), as an
alternative to ‘joo’ or ‘kyllä’ (‘yes’). Colloquially, people say ‘oo’ rather
than ‘on’, so the letter ‘o’ (in addition to ‘j’ and ‘k’) is appropriate.
Comment 1 Martin Pitt 2009-11-10 11:00:51 UTC
Gosh, bugzilla, it's 2009, learn some Unicode.

Let's try this again:

In addition to 'k' for 'kyllä' and 'j' for 'joo', 'o' for 'on' should also be
added for the affirmative response.

'O' is for 'on', which means '[it] is' (or similar in other grammatical person,
as appropriate), and is how one responds to 'Onko ...' ('Is it ...'), as an
alternative to 'joo' or 'kyllä' ('yes'). Colloquially, people say 'oo' rather
than 'on', so the letter 'o' (in addition to 'j' and 'k') is appropriate.
Comment 2 Marko Myllynen 2009-11-17 09:38:33 UTC
I think this would be an unnecessary addition. Grammatically both answers are
correct for your example question but 'kyllä' sounds perhaps slightly more
formal. It should be also noted that CLDR includes only 'kyllä'/'ei' and no
'joo' or 'on'.

> Colloquially, people say 'oo' rather than 'on'

I haven't yet met such people even I'm a Finn :)
Comment 3 Ulrich Drepper 2010-04-09 02:49:48 UTC
Going with comment #2 I won't change anything.

It is also dangerous to accept too many variants.  If any accidental keypress
can be interpreted as a result you better not have cats running across your
keyboards.