[tex-live] language, lang, la (was: testing TL'08)

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 20:42:09 CEST 2008

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 08:31:22PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> * Language names are a mess in texmf-doc, examples:
>  texmf-doc/doc/german/
>    german: lshort-german
>    de:     pdf-forms-tutorial-de, voss-de
>    ge:     FAQ-ge, texlive-ge
>    <none>: remaining directories
>  texmf-doc/doc/english/: english, en
>  texmf-doc/doc/french/: french, fr
>  texmf-doc/doc/vietnamese/: vietnamese, vn
>  texmf-doc/doc/korean/lshort-korean/: kr, ko
>  * I don't understand "ge". Either use "german" or the
>    two letter ISO country code "de".
>    The first two letters of the language name must not be used,
>    this would lead to clashes. For instance, what would be "sl":
>    "slovak" or "slovenian".

Definitely Slovak.

But if you want to support language-specific searches (like LANG=sl),
you probably need a list of language names (pairs of language_code,
language_name). Then, if someone wants "de" for example, you know that
you need to look into subfolder of texmf-doc/doc/german


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