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patch #3481: en_US locale (to restore diacritics etc)

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Fri 03 Aug 2012 07:37:19 PM UTC  
 
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Fri 03 Aug 2012 08:42:31 PM UTC, comment #2:

Previous discussion (PR #39642) archived on mail.gna.org: Aug 2007, Sep 2007.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Aug 2012 08:12:27 PM UTC, comment #1:

For the record: I once suggested adding en_US.po for fixing typos etc during string freeze. Idea was shot down. Anyway, those opposing the idea back then are no longer involved with Freeciv, so I don't think that decision is binding us any more. That original discussion was lost with RT, I think.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Aug 2012 07:37:19 PM UTC, original submission:

In a number of places (notably nations), there are plain ASCII renderings of names/words with diacritics etc with i18n marking, accompanied with TRANS comments instructing translators where to reinstate the non-ASCII characters.

This means English players miss out on correct orthography. I could fix this for en_GB players in the po file (but haven't).

Any reason we couldn't supply an en_US locale whose only job was to restore the orthography? (It's possible this could even be done mechanically, although I'm not sure how it would work exactly.)

(An alternative would be lifting the restriction that means msgids have to be ASCII-only. I don't know what that entails.)

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
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