Bug 12103 - ary_MA & ary_MA@latin: new locales
Summary: ary_MA & ary_MA@latin: new locales
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: glibc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: localedata (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: GNU C Library Locale Maintainers
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Depends on: 4176
Blocks:
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Reported: 2010-10-08 22:58 UTC by tariq.daouda
Modified: 2016-02-19 07:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last reconfirmed: 2010-12-03 10:44:46
fweimer: security-


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Moroccan arabic local for Morocco, latin scripting. (2.19 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-08 22:58 UTC, tariq.daouda
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Description tariq.daouda 2010-10-08 22:58:18 UTC
Created attachment 5047 [details]
Moroccan arabic local for Morocco, latin scripting.

Description:
Dear maintainers,

Please find attached the locale definition for ary_MA@latin to be
considered for inclusion in glibc. This locale is for Moroccan Arabic (ary_Ma) which is the arabic variant spoken in morocco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_Arabic). It is different from ar_MA, which deals with classical arabic locale for Morocco.

Thanks a lot!
Comment 1 tariq.daouda 2010-12-03 10:44:46 UTC
Dear maintainers,

It's been more than a mouth and we still got no answer. Please consider our demand, we need this local to be accepted in order to continue with our ubuntu translation.

Thanks and Best,
Tariq
Comment 2 Petr Baudis 2010-12-03 12:04:01 UTC
Accepting patches like this can take very long time, unfortunately. I recommend you do not wait for upstream acceptance and proceed with your other translations.
Comment 3 tariq.daouda 2010-12-03 12:22:20 UTC
Ok, we'll do our best
Comment 4 Ulrich Drepper 2011-05-09 22:49:04 UTC
What is the @latin for?  If this is the only locale with this name it is not needed to use @latin.
Comment 5 tariq.daouda 2011-11-27 05:03:33 UTC
Hello,

I'm sorry for the late answer, i taught I'd receive an email when a comment would be posted. Although the language is recognized as being the mother tongue of a majority of Moroccans http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ary, there's as of today no standardization about how it should be written. Both Latin and Arabic scripts being widespread throughout morocco we've designed a writing standard that can be used either with Latin or Arabic characters, thus the @latin.
I know it can seem awkward but the only way I've found to give the user the choice between the Arabic and the Latin script was to create two different locals.

I haven't finished working on the Arabic local yet, as I'm primarily using the Latin script, but the text is exactly the same it's only a mater of character transposition.

Best,

Tariq
Comment 6 Andreas Jaeger 2011-11-28 08:56:28 UTC
Information provided.
Comment 7 Wei-Lun Chao 2013-09-13 06:41:18 UTC
Perhaps create ary_MA from ar_MA first, then make ary_MA@latin.
Comment 8 Mike Frysinger 2016-02-19 07:11:13 UTC
we probably want to use @Latn instead per bug 4176