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Þann fim 10.apr 2014 13:35, skrifaði Tom Davies:
Hi :)
That would be brilliant!

I do have a lot of trouble switching between different languages.  Luckily
for me one of the English ones has (us) after it so i switch back to that
and then try to figure out which language is really needed.  It might be
even better if there were 2 columns rather than just one to get the best of
both worlds.

+1 - could make life easier in many situations...

Or a list with only localized language-names:



Does the list really need to be translated afresh for each release?!!?
  Surely once done the list stays much the same except for 'new' languages
that have been added?
Regards from
Tom :)

Translators (and coders as well!) can use the ISO-639-files from to get translated languages and names. Very conservative and quite precise (though not very complete for some languages), these are surprisingly widely used; any error or omission there will stick around for ages in things like website drop-downs, various apps and interfaces and so on.

But I guess LO-devs will want to use the onboard solution for these.

Sveinn í Felli

On 10 April 2014 11:26, 锁琨珑 <> wrote:

Hi all,

So far, the language names shown in "Tools - Options - Language
Settings" are in the localed language name strings. For example, if you
are using English UI, the language listed are "English (USA), English
(United Kingdom), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Tranditional)..."; When
you are using Chinese (Simplified) UI, the list shows like "英语 (美国),
英语 (英国), 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁体)..."; when using Japanese UI then
the names are expressed in Japanese.

I believe those language names should be changed to the target names
chars for all UIs, like the language listed here:
(see the second column)

I am thinking about this because of the following reason:

   * It's a waste of time for localizers to translate every foreign
     language names to their own locale. Even translated, it may not be
   * In case the users are trying to switch between languages, there may
     be confusion (for example, if I want to test something in Franch UI,
     and after that I want to change back to Chinese UI it's really
     difficult to find the right one in the list box.

And there is a corrensponding bug report here:
Bug 59901 - UI: Name of each language in target language

Currently the language stings are translatable in pootle. My idea is that:

   * The language stings should be made un-translatable, just maitain a
     language list in the source codes with target chars; or
   * there be guidelines in the l10n wiki page to tell localizers to
     translate the language list strings to the target language chars.

Best regard,

Kevin Suo

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