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Fwd: Fwd: Re: [PATCH 3/5] localedata: CLDRv28: update LC_ADDRESS.country_name translations


Sourceware bounced this as SPAM twice, so stripping more chars.

On 02/09/2016 01:18 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> hmm, some of my patches are getting rejected due to tripping the
> spam filters.  i guess we consider non-ASCII characters spam :>.
> -mike
> 
> This updates a bunch of locales based on CLDR v28 data:
>   <snip -- see attachment>
> 
> These all look largely straightforward.  Many had English translations
> instead of native, and a few have been updated.  I can't verify some of
> them as I'm not personally familiar, but the CLDR data matches.
> 
> The Zulu translation South Africa looks weird, but it is what the CLDR
> data shows for many countries.  Some searching there suggests it is
> correct, but is due to multiple possible translations.
> 
> The USA->United States seems a little odd, but that is also what the
> CLDR database uses everywhere (rather than "United States of America"). 

This updates a bunch of locales based on CLDR v28 data:
  bg_BG: 

I've asked my Bulgarian friend to verify.

  bo_CN: 
  bo_IN: 
  cy_GB: 
  dz_BT: 

  en_US: changing USA to United States

This is expected. I think several style guides have been using
"United States" and US as the most common form of name and
abbreviation for the the country in question.

  es_US: changing USA to Estados Unidos

Likewise. In both Mexico, Florida, and Latin America.

  gd_GB: 
  ha_NG: 
  mk_MK: 
  mn_MN: 
  tr_TR: 
  vi_VN: 
  yo_NG: 

This is in Yoruba and the official language in Nigeria.

It roughly translates to "The Constitution of Nigeria"
or just "Nigeria"

  sq_MK: 
  tr_CY: 
  ug_CN: 
  wae_CH: 
  zu_ZA: 

I would have expected "iNingizimu Afrika" as the official
zulu name for South Africa.

However, Zulu's `i-` is a full noun prefix, and it's common
that locative places in Zulu should use their English name
with the full noun prefix, thus: i-South Africa.

So while the expected official name is rather more complicated
I expect CLDR is using the most common form in use by South
Africans e.g. i-South Africa (and probably a lot of other
i-<Something> entries too).

In summary: LGTM, pending Bulgarian spot verification.

Cheers,
Carlos.






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