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
Depends on: 4176
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Reported: 2010-10-08 22:58 UTC by tariq.daouda
Modified: 2017-07-20 05:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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.

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,
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

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.


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