On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 05:42:05PM +0000, Miloš Komarčević wrote:
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Karsten Wade <kwade(a)redhat.com>
> Pardon my reply to self ...
> Right after I sent this, Paul suggested 'native names for languages'
> as a Google search term, and that seems to give me what I need.
> Sorry for the noise. :)
I would use such lists with some reservation though, as they are
usually composed by other enthusiasts and not necessarily language
For example, the list in the first Google hit
puts down native names for
Serbian starting with capitals - this is wrong since langauge in most
Slavic languages is just an adjective and written in lowercase as such
(similar mistake for Macedonian, Croatian, Slovenian, etc.)
Yes, I noticed and was worried about that.
I have asked recently about where gdm tucked away it's list ,
have since peeked in the source code: it looks like the list is no
more, they try to work it out real-time from available glibc locales,
/usr/share/locale contents, and /usr/share/xml/iso-codes (with varying
degrees of success..).
Anaconda's list, iso-codes xml files, or Wikipedia could be better sources.
Bill said in the bug report that it was embedded in a .c file through
Fedora 8, but it is now dynamically generated.
I'll use Anaconda's list and replace anything that looks even slightly
different. I like using an in-distro source, because it gives us one
place to correct as canonical.
Thanks - Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener