Closed Bug 1129120 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Add Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages

Categories

(www.mozilla.org :: Product Details, defect)

Production
x86
macOS
defect
Not set
major

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: groovecoder, Unassigned)

References

Details

MDN uses the product details languages.json resource to draw its language selector.

We need to add new African languages for Marketplace localization:

- Ewe (ee)
- Hausa (ha)
- Igbo (ig)
- Lingala (ln)
- Swahili (sw)
- Wolof (wo)
- Yoruba (yo)

Of these, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba are missing from product details. Please add them here so we can finish adding them to MDN.
Locale: ha / Hausa, ig / Igbo, yo / Yoruba
Importance bump and ping - would like to get these onto MDN ASAP.
Severity: normal → major
Weekly ping. :mathjazz - do you know how this process works? If it takes this long is it better to just update our languages.json manually?
Flags: needinfo?(m)
I don't. But'm CCing more people.
Flags: needinfo?(m)
I can do it. I also need the native spelling of these languages, not just the English spelling.
QA Contact: pascalc
Eva, can you help us? We need the native name of these locales, and I've see you helped for creating the Bugzilla components (e.g. bug 1118920).
Flags: needinfo?(eva.bernhuber)
Hi All,

Names in native languages:

- Ewe (ee): Eʋe
- Hausa (ha): Hausa
- Igbo (ig): Igbo
- Lingala (ln): Lingala
- Swahili (sw): Kiswahili
- Wolof (wo): Wolof
- Yoruba (yo): Yorùbá

Thanks.
Devon,

Ewe is already in the data we have but with the native name Èʋegbe. Should I change for  Eʋe?

Wikipedia lists Hausa as a language that exists in both Latin and Arabic script, can you confirm that we are targetting a Latin script version?

Igbo native name on wikipedia is indicated as "Asụsụ Igbo", can you confirm that Igbo only is enough?
Also CCing Sylvestre as he owns product details but works on Desktop release management. 
Sylvestre, FYI I am going to add new locale names needed for Firefox OS/Marketplace and regenerate the languages.json file we supply, no impact on Firefox Desktop release data.
(In reply to Pascal Chevrel:pascalc from comment #8)
> Devon,
> 
> Ewe is already in the data we have but with the native name Èʋegbe. Should I
> change for  Eʋe?
> 
> Wikipedia lists Hausa as a language that exists in both Latin and Arabic
> script, can you confirm that we are targetting a Latin script version?
> 
> Igbo native name on wikipedia is indicated as "Asụsụ Igbo", can you confirm
> that Igbo only is enough?

Hi Pascal,

I will confirm with our linguists and get back to you on this.
For Hausa, i am almost certain we are going to launch in Latin, not Arabic.  If Arabic is indeed needed, the FFOS version and the proposed launch date are not feasible at all.
We are waiting for answers from Biz Dev and partner to confirm this one way or another.  Don't want to assume.  In the meantime, it is good to know what is commonly used these days in Nigeria and Niger.
I am going to update product-details now with the information we have as of today regarding the native language names, that will unblock Luke and his team from a technical point of view.

I will keep the bug open until we hear back from the linguists in case we need to update one of the native language names.
Data updated in r138011
Hi Pascal,

I received the following feedback from our linguists:

Ewe (ee): Eʋe 
Hausa & Igbo remains the same. 
 - "Asụsụ" in Igbo means "Language".

Thank you,
Devon
(In reply to Devon from comment #15)
> Hi Pascal,
> 
> I received the following feedback from our linguists:
> 
> Ewe (ee): Eʋe 
> Hausa & Igbo remains the same. 
>  - "Asụsụ" in Igbo means "Language".
> 
> Thank you,
> Devon


Thanks Devon, data updated in r138012

Luke, if you need other updates to add languages to languages.json in the bug, don't hesitate to assign me to the bug. 

Cheers
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Flags: needinfo?(eva.bernhuber)
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