Issue 37439 - Inconsistent names for i18n-directories
Summary: Inconsistent names for i18n-directories
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 35265
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Reported: 2004-11-19 10:57 UTC by joerg.skottke
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description joerg.skottke 2004-11-19 10:57:10 UTC
We currently use two different namings for directories containing localized
data, e.g.:
- en-US    (see {inst}/share/registry/res/en-US)
- english  (see [inst]/share/

Please find a common ground here that we only have one naming style.
Comment 1 joerg.skottke 2004-11-19 11:00:56 UTC
Third variant is: {inst}/help/en

I think i already submitted a bug on this issue quite a while ago.

Comment 2 joerg.barfurth 2004-11-22 14:20:45 UTC
I don't really know what I have to do with this. The share/registry/res/*
directories need to use ISO locale identifiers - the same as used internally.
This will not be changed.

More generally any such remapping is undesirable - it not only is inconsistent,
but also is another step for localization. Generally we should use ISO locale

Some of this issue  (the "english" directories) is already being addressed in
issue 35265.

The remaining part is the help directory, which also uses  an ISO code, but one
that for some languages differs from the internal one.

@ivo: AFAIK you are working on this.
Comment 3 ivo.hinkelmann 2004-11-23 12:50:26 UTC
all execpt the help installation will be changed to en-US in #i35265#. Regarding
the help directory ABI don't see any reason to change the directory name nor
change the fallbackmechanism.
Comment 4 ivo.hinkelmann 2004-12-01 17:19:12 UTC
duplicated issue closed , see -> #i35265#
Comment 5 ivo.hinkelmann 2004-12-01 17:19:45 UTC
Comment 6 hjs 2004-12-07 17:30:29 UTC
reopen to keep this help issue in mind
Comment 7 hjs 2004-12-07 17:32:47 UTC
the help for "en-US" is installed into "help/en".
Comment 8 hjs 2005-01-04 14:39:02 UTC