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Re: [opensuse-translation] Translation of openSUSE into Norwegian Nynorsk
Jiri, see below please.

Karl Ove Hufthammer <karl@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Tysdag 17. mai 2011 skreiv Karl Eichwalder:

Thanks for taking action! You now have commit rights as "huftis". Once
2 or 3 files are done, please tell me about it. Then I will create the
yast2-trans-nn package and we can start testing it in Factory.

Thanks. I have now added a few translated files to yast/nn/po.

Thanks, I'll submit the package later today.

Done. What is the purpose of the ‘Mailing list’ column here, BTW? I added my
own e-mail address, so that people can easily contact me. (There does exist a
mailing list for Norwegian Nynorsk translations, but it is not specific to
openSUSE; it covers translation of free software in general.)

I'd say, every team can decide what would fit best.

In the Yast language selection (on an installed system) there are two
languages, one called ‘Norwegian’ with the translated name ‘Norsk’,
and one called ‘Nynorsk’, with no translated name.

The preferred language names according to both ISO 639 and the Norwegian
Language Council is

Norwegian Bokmål
Norwegian Nynorsk

(In pure 7-bit/ASCII applications ‘Norwegian Bokmal’ is acceptable, though.)

Jiri, will you please change language_nb_NO.ycp and language_nn_NO.ycp
accordingly? ATM, we have this in the the language_db.pot file:

#. language name
#: language/data/language_nb_NO.ycp:36
msgid "Norwegian" <= replace with "Norwegian Bokmål" (if
msgstr "" possible)

#. language name
#: language/data/language_nn_NO.ycp:36
msgid "Nynorsk" <= replace with "Norwegian Nynorsk"
msgstr ""

The preferred *localised* names for the languages/locales are (based on
discussions on the Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk mailing lists)

Norsk (bokmål)
Norsk (nynorsk)

Something to be used in the nn and nb translation file
(languages_db.nn.po and languages_db.nb.po). Jiri, the rest is for
background info.

Note that both the capitalisation and the use of parantheses differ between
English and Norwegian.

Regarding the yast language selection, I do not know if the «Norwegian» item
refer to the correct ‘nb’ language/locale code or the deprecated (when it
comes to locales) ‘no’ code. (‘no’ *used* to be the only language code in ISO
639, but ‘nb’ and ‘nn’ was added many years ago. ‘no’ is still useful for
*spoken* Norwegian, but only ‘nb’ and ‘nn’ should be used for written
language, and as locale codes.) A few applications may still have special
to handle the ‘no’/‘nb’ confusion, but hopefully very few.

The same should be done for the pages.

The stats page is a separate issue. ATM, we must queue all change
requests here: ,
which depends on .

OK. Should I enter a comment here, or will you do it?

I'd appreciate, if you would add a comment.

Karl Eichwalder - R&D / Documentation

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