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|Summary:||Request LangID for for Vizcayan dialect of Basque.|
|Component:||i18npool||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
|Issue Depends on:||109846|
Description bittor 2010-03-05 14:14:51 UTC
At Eleka (eleka.net) we have developed a spell checker for the Viscayan dialect of Basque. In order to integrate this spell checker in OO we would like "Basque (Bizkaia)" to appear alongside "Basque" in the language selection dialog. We are posting this enhancement request following instructions from the wiki . As far as I know the Viscayan dialect has no ISO code and has no country assigned. Nevertheless the Viscayan is officially recognized by the academy of the basque language and has around 300000 speakers .  http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Adding_a_new_language_or_locale  http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialecto_vizca%C3%ADno
Comment 1 ooo 2010-03-05 14:42:13 UTC
No ISO 639 language code is a problem. OOo currently can't work with language dialects or variants. This has to be postponed until BCP 47 language tags are implemented.
Comment 2 bittor 2010-03-08 11:31:45 UTC
I understand that since the target milestone is OOo Later ISO 693 will not be supported at least until OO 4.0. Is there anything we could do to speed up the process? In the other hand, would it not be possible to add Vizcayan to the variable aImplIsoNoneStdLangEntries in i18npool/source/isolang/isolang.cxx as a start?
Comment 3 ooo 2010-03-09 14:45:21 UTC
ISO 639 _is_ supported, but Viscayan has no ISO 639 code as it is not a distinct language but a dialect instead. Using something made up wouldn't be good, writing that as a language attribute to document files would also be invalid. Btw, the aImplIsoNoneStdLangEntries* you mentioned are only used under rare circumstances mainly to read an assignment, and (hopefully) never written to documents. Apparently there is no variant subtag for the Viscayan dialect registered with IANA, see http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry, so even if OOo added BCP47 support we could only assign a private extension subtag that would not allow to exchange documents with other applications unless they followed our approach. If you think the dialect is widespread enough please consider to register a subtag following the procedure given at http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5646#section-3.5 and examples in http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5646#appendix-B
Comment 4 gregohp 2010-05-11 14:10:20 UTC
Biscayan has already been aproved by IANA (search for biscayan): http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry What would be the next step?
Comment 5 ooo 2010-05-11 14:23:46 UTC
Wait for implementation of BCP47 in issue 109846 this issue depends on.
Comment 6 ooo 2010-05-12 13:26:09 UTC
Reassigning to spare time account.