Issue 64838 - Add Latin_Vatican (la_VA) locale data
Summary: Add Latin_Vatican (la_VA) locale data
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: localedata (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: oc
QA Contact: issues@l10n
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-27 11:57 UTC by drouizig
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latin/Vatican locale (14.45 KB, text/xml)
2006-04-27 11:58 UTC, drouizig
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Description drouizig 2006-04-27 11:57:43 UTC
I copy/paste the conversation we had Eike and me (Philippe, login: drouizig)
about this topic:

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:58:05 +0100, K. an Drouizig wrote:

> > Finally I've been able to create a Latin Spell Checker for
> > 2.0 (based on the Verba word base provided by
> > Marjorie).

> > I did have to create a locale la_VA.xml (latin/Vatican), and build it
> > with our own Breton version (based on 2.0.2).

> > See attached screenshot (the interface is in Breton, but we also
> > provide the French/English language packs).

I think you're mixing up two things: the locale assigned to a portion of
text, available within the character attribution's font dialog, and the
locale data that is necessary to be able to choose a locale as the
default document locale, which your screenshot showed. Even without
locale data Latin is available for character attribution, and if applied
spell checking should work.

> > Could you please clarify this again: I have not been able to allow
> > this spell checker integration without adding the latin/Vatican
> > locale. If this can be done without the addition of a locale, could
> > you please describe the necessary steps ?

Note that currently Latin's ISO code mapping is only "la", with no
region associated, so your spell checker should also only use la, and
not la_VA. I agree however, that the region should be included and the
ISO code mapping should be la-VA instead, which would also allow to
provide a correct la_VA.xml locale data file.

Please file an issue to change the ISO code mapping from la to la-VA and
assign it to me ('er')


drouizig: Locale is attached.
Comment 1 drouizig 2006-04-27 11:58:08 UTC
Created attachment 36107 [details]
Latin/Vatican locale
Comment 2 drouizig 2006-04-27 12:03:45 UTC
The build of this locale (la_VA.xml) has been checked and we already provide a
personalized build of (based on 2.0.2) that includes it:


Comment 3 ooo 2006-04-27 15:07:23 UTC
Hi Philippe,

You're most lucky that you submitted this one day before code freeze and that I
still had a CWS open to add it and shove it in between..

Note that the format codes you copied from Italian it_IT locale don't work
properly with this locale, in particular the date formats are broken. Italian is
one of the few locales that had its keywords localized, new locales don't have
that and alway use English keywords, see also

I also corrected the LANGID used in the format codes from 0x0410 to 0x0476 and
adapted the currency settings and assigned the proper Unicode symbol for the
Italian Lira and introduced the corresponding legacy currency to be able to
import the old >L.< symbol from already existing spreadsheet documents your
personal version may have written.

In CWS locales203

Already changed the ISO code mapping for LangId 0x0476 from "la" to "la-VA".


Comment 4 drouizig 2006-04-27 15:15:29 UTC

Thank you very much for all these fixes,
I was not expecting to see the fix with OOo 2.0.3...!

Comment 5 ooo 2006-04-28 14:42:49 UTC
Reassigning to QA.

re-open issue and reassign to
Comment 6 ooo 2006-04-28 14:42:55 UTC
reassign to
Comment 7 ooo 2006-04-28 14:43:00 UTC
reset resolution to FIXED
Comment 8 oc 2006-05-03 11:15:36 UTC
verified in internal build cws_locales203
Comment 9 oc 2006-05-11 10:34:55 UTC
closed because fix available in Developer Snapshot Build src680_m167