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Bug 207458 - system-config-date for pa_PK shows multiple languages in UI
Summary: system-config-date for pa_PK shows multiple languages in UI
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-21 07:52 UTC by Mayank Jain
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-02-26 12:47:19 UTC

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multiple languages in UI (deleted)
2006-09-21 07:52 UTC, Mayank Jain
no flags Details

Description Mayank Jain 2006-09-21 07:52:57 UTC
Description of problem:
System-config-date for pa_PK shows multiple languages in UI - See the attached
screenshot. The UI should be showing any one language consistantly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. LANG=pa_PK system-config-date
3. Observe the UI with two different languages
Actual results:
Any one language should be shown onsistantly across the UI - as in case of gedit

Expected results:
Mix of two languages shown - see screenshot

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mayank Jain 2006-09-21 07:52:59 UTC
Created attachment 136830 [details]
multiple languages in UI

Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2006-09-21 16:53:02 UTC
And what do you expect?  None of the maintainers have any clue about any of
these languages.  Either you can come up with a patch or we'll close it.

Comment 3 Mayank Jain 2006-09-22 03:39:11 UTC
Hi Ulrich,

As per the Language maintainers, the language in which week names are appearing
is the correct language for pa_PK (ShahMukhi/Urdu). However, the translations
the UI is picking are from pa_IN (Punjabi), which is totally incorrect.

If the applications have no pa_PK translations, the text in UI should be
displayed in simple english (or fall back locale translations).

Hence, IMHO, this is a bug which somehow relates to misunderstanding and mixing
of pa_IN & pa_PK locales.


Comment 4 Ulrich Drepper 2006-09-22 06:02:33 UTC
Then this is a problem with the naming of the translation files.  Probably one
is named pa.po (with binary which is on the search path in case pa_PK.po
or pa_IN.po does exist.  Rename the file.  This is no glibc problem.

Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2006-09-22 09:22:56 UTC
The widget in question is a stock Gtk widget, so its translations are bound to
be made there as well. Changing component to gtk2.

Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2006-09-23 21:57:37 UTC
Mayank, GTK+ has only a pa.po file, which is for Punjabi. I assume other Gnome
projects are in a similar situation. (a quick check for nautilus, gnome-panel and
evince confirms this). 

So, in order to improve this situation, you need
a) a translation team for pa_PK
b) a mail to to discuss the issue
   of renaming pa to pa_IN throughout Gnome

Both of this is clearly not doable in the FC6 timeframe

Comment 8 Mayank Jain 2006-09-25 07:55:57 UTC

I just did a small test...

I downloaded Gedit, copied $gedit/po/pa.po to $gedit/po/pa_PK.po & compiled &
installed it. As i found, $prefix/share/locale/pa_PK/LC_MESSAGES gets formed.

Hence, it seems as if pa_PK has glibc support but clearly Gnome seems to be
messing it up.

Am I right in this finding... Matthias?

BTW, Ankit, thanks for the help.

Comment 9 Matthias Clasen 2006-10-16 20:03:30 UTC
Sounds right.

Comment 10 Matthias Clasen 2007-02-26 12:47:19 UTC
Whatever you want to happen here needs to happen upstream in gnome.

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