[Project_owners] Re: Arabic Locales

Axel Hecht axel at pike.org
Tue Jun 21 11:41:12 EDT 2005


Philip Chee wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 18:55:03 +0200, Axel Hecht wrote:
> 
>>Philip Chee wrote:
> 
> 
>>>Somebody sent in a locale translation for ar-YE (arabic Yemen) but arabic is
>>>used in more than one country ar-SA, ar-EG, etc, etc. and the written form
>>>is pretty invariant. So is there a pan arabic locale, perhaps just "ar" or
>>>do I have to duplicate the files for every arabic speaking country, or just
>>>cater for the main countries (which are?).
> 
> 
>>https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=279325#c5 says that we're 
>>going for "ar" for 1.x.
> 
> 
> Yes but this is only for 1.x. I know this won't be backported to 1.0.x, but
> if I use the new simple locale name for "ar", will this cause FF/TB 1.0.x to
> fall over or will they just ignore these locales?

The locale for arabic we have in the tree for 1.0.x is ar-JO, and 
nothing but that will work. The better locale compare code is only 
available in 1.x.

Axel


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