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Bug 48111 - add English_Malawi [en-MW] locale data
Summary: add English_Malawi [en-MW] locale data
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.1 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Eike Rathke
Whiteboard: target:3.6.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-30 23:26 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2012-04-04 08:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description gleppert 2012-03-30 23:26:24 UTC
Currently Calc is missing the currency of Malawi: Malawi Kwacha (MWK) is not in the list of currencies in number formats.

1 MWK = 100 tambala (but tambala are rarely used)

Please see:
Comment 1 Eike Rathke 2012-04-02 12:30:07 UTC
Currencies are part of LibO locale data, we could benefit from a set of ny_MW locale data. ny_MW because we already support Nyanja in the language list, assigned to the ny_MW locale. For how to contribute locale data please see

Of course it's not necessary to create yet another issue in Bugzilla, as the wiki page suggests, just attach the data to this issue when ready.

Instead of ny_MW also en_MW could be used if we added English_Malawi to the language list, as English is an official language of Malawi according to, that may be easier than having to come up with Nyanja localization of calendar items and such ... If that's sufficient just leave a note here, I'll inherit en_MW from en_GB then and do the necessary changes.
Comment 2 gleppert 2012-04-03 12:23:51 UTC
Thanks Eike for your response.

I have just spoken today with someone from Malawi how to deal with the Malawi locale. The vast majority of people using computers is speaking English, so en_MW would be the way to go. It would be great if you could inherit en_MW. 

Thank you!

By the way, the local language is officially referred to as Chichewa in Malawi, although the locale code ny_Mw is correct.
Comment 3 Not Assigned 2012-04-04 08:05:58 UTC
Eike Rathke committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

fdo#48111 added English_Malawi [en-MW] locale data
Comment 4 gleppert 2012-04-04 08:08:26 UTC