Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#9144 new bug

Odd entries under Locale's "Available languages"

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: pulkomandy
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Preferences/Locale Version: R1/alpha4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


This is on alpha4.

There are a few odd entries in the Locale prefs "Available languages" list.

  • The first entry is collapsed with no lable. Opening it, "Kamerun" is revealed. Why not a "Kamerun" entry under "K"?
  • There's a "Azerbaycanca" entry that's not collapsable; it has no flag. Below it is another "Azerbaycanca (Latin)" with a flag; collapsable.
  • There are more examples in that list if you scroll down.

Is that just the way ICU handles stuff, or can it be tweaked?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by pulkomandy

The data comes from ICU, we just list all the locales and try to build a hierarchical list out of them. The first empty entry is likely missing translation of the language, the others are alternative scripts (cyrillic/latin or so) for the same language, and some special cases such as Esperanto, which has no country. It's not easy to filter them all properly.

A way to improve this is to update to a later version of ICU or CLDR. (CLDR is the locale information used by ICU, it can be updated without changing the lib). The CLDR can be updated separately from the ICU code to avoid too many changes.

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