Closed Bug 269437 Opened 18 years ago Closed 17 years ago

list of languages should allow user-supplied language codes

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement)

enhancement
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RESOLVED WONTFIX

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(Reporter: ramon.casha, Assigned: bugzilla)

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

The list of languages (ie, Preferences; General; Languages) is incomplete, yet
there seems to be no way to manually enter an unlisted language code (in my
case, mt=Maltese). 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Sorry, I removed that feature to simplify the dialog. It also allowed me to
remove a ton of code. If the list is incomplete, it needs to be fixed. See bug
181541 comment 77.

Please file a bug in product Core, component Internationalization.
mt is currently disabled here:
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/intl/locale/src/language.properties#176
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
*** Bug 310025 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310025. This is a
critical flaw in Firefox.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
This is still WONTFIX. If anything's missing from the list, we need to fix the
list. So I've morphed bug 310028 into "enable Maltese".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs,
filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
*** Bug 354196 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A *lot* of things are missing from the list, not just Maltese. In particular, the script-subtagged versions of Chinese, Serbian, Uzbek, and Azerbaijani, plus a wide array of other potential tags. Removal of the user-input feature prevents users from using registered subtags to create language tags. Since the nature of language tags has changed somewhat, it might make some sense to revisit this bug and look at making this work for more folks.

In particular, see:
   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
   http://www.w3.org/International/articles/language-tags/Overview.en.php
   http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-lang-2or3

Also, check out IE7's list of languages for comparison.
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