Bug 70217 - Add Karakalpak language to LibreOffice [kaa-UZ]
Summary: Add Karakalpak language to LibreOffice [kaa-UZ]
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Eike Rathke
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Reported: 2013-10-07 08:17 UTC by Francis Tyers
Modified: 2013-10-08 03:38 UTC (History)
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Description Francis Tyers 2013-10-07 08:17:09 UTC
Hey there,

Could you add Karakalpak (ISO-639-3: kaa) so that it can be selected from the drop-down menu, and a spellchecker can be installed.

http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kaa

Work ongoing on spellchecker here:

https://svn.code.sf.net/p/apertium/svn/incubator/apertium-kaa
Comment 1 Urmas 2013-10-07 12:54:49 UTC
Well, that's a valid enhancement request, of course, but something must to be done to prevent filling the text language dropdown with such rubbish languages, making it hard to use.
Comment 2 Francis Tyers 2013-10-07 13:24:51 UTC
Is there a list of rubbish languages around... or some criteria... that I can take a look at ? I'm not sure if I am capable of making the distinction without further assistance.
Comment 3 Jonathan 2013-10-07 13:52:31 UTC
I'm confused about what "rubbish languages" means.  Is there some basis for this term, or is Urmas just trolling this bug?
Comment 4 SMoshagen 2013-10-07 14:06:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> something must to
> be done to prevent filling the text language dropdown

This is a valid concern, that needs serious consideration given there are about 7000 languages in the world (cf. http://www.ethnologue.com - 7.105 languages registered).

All of these languages have an equal right to use an open-source desktop suite such as LibreOffice - isn't that what open source is all about?

> with such rubbish
> languages

This looks like rubbish language - I don't think you are serious. If you are, please follow up the questions for clarification.
Comment 5 Eike Rathke 2013-10-07 14:09:16 UTC
Taking.

@Urmas:
While I agree that the language listbox content might get cluttered up in its current implementation, I strongly disagree in calling any language rubbish, please mind your words.
Comment 6 Eike Rathke 2013-10-07 20:53:04 UTC
@Francis:
According to http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kaa Karakalpak is written in Cyrillic and Latin script, therefore we would have to have two entries, kaa-Cyrl-UZ and kaa-Latn-UZ, unless your dictionary supports only one script. From a short glance it supports only Latin script, so only kaa-Latn-UZ would be needed. Please tell me if my assumption is correct.
Comment 7 Francis Tyers 2013-10-07 21:02:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> @Francis:
> According to http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kaa Karakalpak is written in
> Cyrillic and Latin script, therefore we would have to have two entries,
> kaa-Cyrl-UZ and kaa-Latn-UZ, unless your dictionary supports only one
> script. From a short glance it supports only Latin script, so only
> kaa-Latn-UZ would be needed. Please tell me if my assumption is correct.


Hey! Yes, just the kaa-Latn-UZ, as the current official orthography is Latin-based. Supporting the Cyrillic orthography might be interesting for historical purposes, but we can leave that until a later date to avoid cluttering the language-selection box. :)
Comment 8 Commit Notification 2013-10-07 21:29:58 UTC
Eike Rathke committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=47e1f1eb505cb8cbcb23069893bc7c430b5621e2

added Karakalpak Latin [kaa-Latn-UZ] to language list, fdo#70217



The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 9 Adolfo Jayme 2013-10-08 03:38:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> … with such rubbish languages…

Urmas: I’m becoming tired of reading this kind of comments from you. If you don’t want to maintain a respectful atmosphere, I invite you to take some fresh air and return when you make up your mind.

I think we’re all here because we want to help make LibreOffice better, so there’s no reason for this attacks.

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