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Bug 126157 - Request for new Koreanic languages
Summary: Request for new Koreanic languages
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: QA:needsComment
Depends on:
Blocks: CJK CJK-Korean
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Reported: 2019-06-29 12:01 UTC by DaeHyun Sung
Modified: 2019-08-11 20:16 UTC (History)
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Description DaeHyun Sung 2019-06-29 12:01:37 UTC
Korean code support in LibreOffice is only supported by ko-KR.

Korean language is officially used in Both Korea[North and South] and the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture[연변조선족자치주, 延边朝鲜族自治州/延邊朝鮮族自治州] and Changbai Korean Autonomous County[장백 조선족 자치현, 长白朝鲜族自治县/長白朝鮮族自治縣] of Jilin province, China.

Below is Korean Language's Standard Regulators

1. South Korea[대한민국, Republic of Korea]
국립국어원(國立國語院, National Institute of the Korean Language)
Homepage: https://www.korean.go.kr/

2. North Korea[조선민주주의인민공화국, Democratic People's Republic of Korea]
사회과학원 어학연구소(社會科學院 語學研究所, The Language Research Institute, Academy of Social Science)

3. Mainland China[People's Republic of China]
중국조선어규범위원회 中国朝鲜语规范委员会(China Korean Language Regulatory Commission)

Below is Korean's Language code list.

1. South Korea[대한민국, Republic of Korea]: ko-KR
2. North Korea[조선민주주의인민공화국, Democratic People's Republic of Korea]: ko-KP
3. Mainland China[People's Republic of China]: ko-CN

"ko-KR": "Korean - Republic of Korea"
"ko-KP": "Korean - Democratic People's Republic of Korea"
"ko-CN": "Korean - China"
Adobe CJK Type Blog
"GB 12052-89: PRC Standard For Korean" https://blogs.adobe.com/CCJKType/2014/12/gb12052.html

I think LibreOffice should support Korean Language codes, not only "ko-KR"(South Korea) but also both "ko-KP"(North Korea) & "ko-CN(Mainland China).

Actual Results:
only supported Korean Language code "ko-KR"(South Korea)

Expected Results:
can support some Korean Language Codes, not only "ko-KR"(South Korea) but also both "ko-KP"(North Korea) & "ko-CN(Mainland China).

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 DaeHyun Sung 2019-06-29 13:42:49 UTC
Example of "ko-KP" code.
North Korea's Linux distribution ,"RedStar OS(붉은 별 운영체제)"'s Office suite is based on OpenOffice.

I think, It had add Korean Language Code, "ko-KP"

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/3036046/what-its-like-to-use-north-koreas-red-star-os
Comment 2 DaeHyun Sung 2019-06-29 14:15:04 UTC
Microsoft products already reserved Korean language code, "ko-KP".


1. Language tag: "ko"
Language ID: "0x0012"

2. Language tag: "ko-KR"
Location (or type): Korea
Language ID: "0x0412"

3. Language tag: "ko-KP"
Location (or type): North Korea
Language ID: "0x1000"