Bug 106775 - i18n: add N'ko [nqo-GN] locale data
Summary: i18n: add N'ko [nqo-GN] locale data
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: RTL-N'Ko
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Reported: 2017-03-26 10:52 UTC by JJ Méric
Modified: 2023-12-18 17:25 UTC (History)
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Description JJ Méric 2017-03-26 10:52:46 UTC
this is an Enhancement request
In Linguistic options/language, for "Complex scripts", the list mentions Hindi (default here), Arabic (several countries). It should also mention N'ko : 
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Ko_alphabet

I am currently about to release a spell-checker for Maninka (a West African language, mainly spoken in Guinea).
This language is written in the N'ko script, which is a Right-to-left alphabet

Steps to Reproduce:
2.Linguistic settings (in French: Paramètres linguistiques)
3.Languages (in French : Langues)
for Default document languages, check complex script (CTL) (in French: Mise en page de texte complexe) 

Actual Results:  
Current Result : the drop-down list in front of the checkbox does not mention N'ko

Expected Results:
the drop-down list should mention N'ko
mentionning countries in brackets is not required, but if is technically compulsory, countries directly involved : Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso...

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Currently, it is possible to leave the default (Hindi) or choose any language.

The spell-checker will still works : this is specified in the spell-checker's dictionaries.xcu file :"nqo-GN" (official for N'ko - Guinea) :
<prop oor:name="Locales" oor:type="oor:string-list">

and the list displayed in Format/character for "complex script font / language" will show "N'ko" and the green checked sign showing availability of my spell checker. This is enough for testing the spell-checker (it works!). But:...

Unfortunately it is very misleading - if not offensive - for local user to give them instructions where they should leave Hindi or choose Arabic or whatever in the Linguistic settings of their Libre Office. 

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Comment 1 Eike Rathke 2017-04-06 13:39:22 UTC
N'ko *is* present in the CTL list for character attribution, just not available as default document language because there is no locale data implemented for the nqo-GN locale, which is needed for number formatting and calendaring and such. However, spell-checking works independently of this.

If you want to contribute nqo-GN locale data please see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice_Localization_Guide/How_To_Submit_New_Locale_Data

You can attach the resulting locale data file to this bug here.
Comment 2 Sophie Sipasseuth 2023-12-18 14:02:19 UTC Comment hidden (noise)
Comment 3 Eike Rathke 2023-12-18 17:25:55 UTC Comment hidden (noise)