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[libreoffice-l10n] Question about translating language names
- Subject: [libreoffice-l10n] Question about translating language names
- From: "Ming H." <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 17:02:01 +0800
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I was translating various language names used in LO and had a question about the English strings, specifically the name of Congo. As a Chinese I know nothing about languages spoken in Africa, so I'm writing to the list, hope someone more knowlegable can answer.
For the languages presented in LO, the parentheses are usually  used for notation of the country/region the language is spoken in. And in
Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is noted as such.
However there is also
where the country notation is only "Congo". Does this mean it's spoken in Republic of the Congo (a.k.a. Congo-Brazzaville)? If yes, it's probably better to be explicitly spelled out, as "Congo" is ambigous.
There are also four other strings with "(Congo)" notations:
which also need clarification.
Thanks in advance,
1. One exception I am familiar with, is Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional). They probably should be "Chinese, simplified" and "Chinese, traditional" if applied the same notation styles as the other language strings. I fully understand how they've become the way they are now and don't in any means propose changes.
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