[Mailman-Users] English (USA)
jimpop at domainmail.org
Mon Jul 8 16:00:19 EDT 2019
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On Mon, 2019-07-08 at 12:46 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 7/8/19 12:15 PM, Jim Popovitch via Mailman-Users wrote:
> > Now I'm confused. :-) I know about the differences in UK and US English
> > are in general (color vs colour, etc), but I don't know about the
> > differences within Mailman. Adding to my confusion is that my Mailman
> > installs only have "English (USA)" and no "English (UK)", let alone any
> > of the other English speaking countries.
> Actually, there is no English (en, en-US, en-UK or other) message
> catalog distributed with Mailman. There are templates, but no message
> catalog. All of the translatable strings in the Mailman code are written
> in English, and since there is no English message catalog, they are
> untranslated when the target language is English.
> As far as whether or not any of the strings are specifically US rather
> than generic English is concerned, I don't know. One would have to audit
> the messages/mailman.pot file to determine that.
> However, I think a requirement that Mailman use only "generic" English
> and avoid any en-US that differs from other dialects would be unduly
Just to be clear, I'm not proposing changes to any po strings, rather
just the labels. The end result would be just "English" in the list of
available languages for a list instead of "English (USA)".
- -Jim P.
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