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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] The Default Currency for Nigeria is divisive

Hi Onyeibo,

Thanks for the information. I think we have inherited the choice from
OpenOffice, and we have never updated it (because we miss people like
you able to help us in understanding local specificities).

I have forwarded your message to the people in charge of software
development, as the choice is hard coded into the program and we need
some tweaks to apply the change.

Thanks and best regards, Italo

On 22/02/2019 02:37, Onyeibo Oku wrote:
> Good morning everyone,
> Recently, I tried to configure locale and Currency settings in
> Libreoffice 6.2 to reflect my nationality. I ended up with mixed-
> feelings. I was happy to see that the developers/designers considered
> Nigeria. However, the currency tag or short-description there
> presented only one tribe in the multilingual country. Nigerians are
> sensitive to issues suggesting that one tribe has national privileges
> over the rest. Which is why an entry (currency) bearing "NGN
> <currency-symbol> Hausa (Nigeria)" is bad marketing for Nigeria.
> Nigeria has three major tribes (with associated languages) namely:
> Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. To avoid conflict between these tribes (and
> others), vendors tend to present their product messages using the
> national Language (English). Otherwise, all major languages will be
> represented.
> I suggest that the LibreOffice team should consider replacing the word
> "Hausa" on that entry with "English" or provide entries for other
> tribes as well. This issue bothers on the Currency symbol and its
> associated tag and not about Language settings.
> I hope my observation is not convoluted

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[libreoffice-marketing] The Default Currency for Nigeria is divisiveOnyeibo Oku <onyeibo@schemefusion.com>
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