[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#790693: lintian: Aymara language code is ayc (not ay - not yet, at least...)
dr at jones.dk
Tue Jun 30 21:44:42 UTC 2015
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Seems to me that language code "aym" should not be corrected to "ay" but
instead (for the time being" to "ayc". Here's my reasoning:
Some of th sugar-*-activity packages trigger lintian warnings like this:
W: sugar-read-activity: incorrect-locale-code aym -> ay
Long description of the lintian warning mentions that language codes are
those is ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2, but does not say which wins if listed
in both but by different name.
Aymara is listed in ISO 639-1 as "ay" but in ISO 639-2 as "aym", but are
are both listed as scope "Macrolanguage" - i.e. what some refer to as
"Aymaran", the _family_ of Aymara languages.
Wikipedia article on Amayran references the individual languages as
"Southern Aymara" with code "ayc" and "Central Aymara" with code "ayr".
Only Amaya-related locale listed in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED is ayc_PE
- - i.e. Southern Aymara in Peru.
As I understand it, renaming locale files to "ay" renders them unusable
on a standard Debian system (needing /usr/local/share/i18n/SUPPORTED
hack). Only Amayan language code usable in standard Debian currently is
I am right now in Peru, discussing this issue with Sebastian Silva - a
local activist involved in deploying Sugar there. As I (vaguely)
understand it, the ayc_PE slot was created few years ago to cover one of
the two Aymara dialects, whereas current translation efforts (involving
Sugarlabs, Peruvian ministry and OLPC) intends to cover both dialects as
a single language. In the short term the only option I see is to
"abuse" the "ayc" slot for "ay/aym". Sebastian will try get confirmed if
above is correctly understood, and if so we should probably have the
slot "ay" (or "aym" - depending on which ISO standard has priority)
added and move dual-dialect localizations to that.
...Or instead have slot "ayr" created, if in fact current translation
covers only one of the dialects _and_ there is interest in localizations
also for the other.
Phew. Hope that all made some sense...
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