[izpack-devel] New language

Grégory Joseph gregory.joseph at magnolia.info
Wed Feb 28 18:16:38 CET 2007

If I may add my 2 cents, I would just suggest that you guys just get  
rid of the flags altogether. Many languages are spoken in multiple  
countries (english, spanish, french, german, ...) and many countries  
speak multiple languages (Switzerland, Belgium, ...). One way or  
another you're "hurting" someone's sensibilities. The country concept  
is irrelevant since you're choosing a language. Use language code,  
use the standard Locale* class, and if you need country-specific  
language variations, java.util.Locale permits this. (new Locale(lang,  



* http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/Locale.html

On Feb 28, 2007, at 17:25 , Elmar Grom wrote:

> yes, that is a tricky one. Tino's idea is an interesting one. Can  
> you ask
> the person who requested this what he/she things about it?
> The other problem is of course the ISO code to use. Can that person  
> tell us
> what language/country code they have on their machine?  
> Alternatively, as
> long as it is only IzPack internal we can always invent our own...
> 	Elmar
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:izpack-devel-bounces at lists.berlios.de]On Behalf Of Tino  
> Schwarze
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:56 AM
> To: izpack-devel at lists.berlios.de
> Subject: Re: [izpack-devel] New language
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:41:26AM +0100, Bartz, Klaus wrote:
>> someone has me requested me about a new language.
>> On principle no problem, but it is Farsi and
>> actuall there is no state Persia. And what flag
>> to use for it...
>> I tend to change "our ISO3" from ISO 3166-1 (a
>> three letter country code) to ISO 639-2 ( a three
>> letter language code). Any comment?
>> Secound what about the flag. May be there are some
>> people which loves if we use the flag of Iran, but
>> may be also there are some people which hate it.
>> I tend to create a "NonFlag" for this. Also comments?
> Maybe a picture with the native writing of "Farsi" would be the best.
> Tino.
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