[WG: I18N & L10N] Request for opinions: displaying locales for choosing one

Jean-Francois Leveque jean-francois.leveque at upmc.fr
Mon May 13 06:00:30 PDT 2013

I hope the following will work for all.

Display format:
"{language name in its locale} - {country name in its locale} ({Variant 
if part of locale}) [{locale code}] {language name in preferences locale}"
"Français - France (UPMC) [fr_FR_UPMC] French"

Sort by displayed values, which means language (in its locale), country 
(in its locale) and variant value when it's available.

Feel free to comment in SAK-23513.


On 22/04/2013 15:50, Jean-Francois Leveque wrote:
> The suggestion does not include variant, and I think they're needed. It
> also displaying the language in two locales (which may be the same
> value), and I don't think it is needed when you display the code. YMMV.
> On 22/04/2013 15:32, Aaron Zeckoski wrote:
>> Please see this ticket (and feel free to comment there if you like)
>> https://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAK-23513
>> NOTE that the ticket has a different suggestion from the one below.
>> -AZ
>> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Jean-Francois Leveque
>> <jean-francois.leveque at upmc.fr> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> There are two known places where you can choose a locale. The most
>>> obvious one is the user preferences language part. The other one is the
>>> language setting for a site, the default being the user settings.
>>> CLE currently displays the language and country in the locale set for
>>> the user, the variant is not translated. This makes the labels change
>>> each time you change your settings. It sometimes makes it harder to
>>> change when you don't know how the language you want to set is spelled
>>> in another language.
>>> What would you think of using the following format?
>>> "{language name in its locale} - {country name in its locale} ({Variant
>>> if part of locale}) [{locale code}]"
>>> Would you agree on sorting by displayed values, keeping "User Language
>>> (default)" or its translation first for sites?
>>> Your opinion is needed.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Please note, there seems to be a bug in the language setting for sites.
>>> They seem to be always using the locale set for the server. Do you
>>> confirm? Is there a JIRA for this?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jean-François

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