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Re: native-language v. English-language names in WebUIs

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com> wrote:
> Pardon my reply to self ...
> Right after I sent this, Paul suggested 'native names for languages'
> as a Google search term, and that seems to give me what I need.
> Sorry for the noise. :)

I would use such lists with some reservation though, as they are
usually composed by other enthusiasts and not necessarily language

For example, the list in the first Google hit
http://rishida.net/names/languages.html puts down native names for
Serbian starting with capitals - this is wrong since langauge in most
Slavic languages is just an adjective and written in lowercase as such
(similar mistake for Macedonian, Croatian, Slovenian, etc.)

I have asked recently about where gdm tucked away it's list [1], and
have since peeked in the source code: it looks like the list is no
more, they try to work it out real-time from available glibc locales,
/usr/share/locale contents, and /usr/share/xml/iso-codes (with varying
degrees of success..).

Anaconda's list, iso-codes xml files, or Wikipedia could be better sources.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-trans-list/2008-December/msg00019.html

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