Translate KDE to Bernese German
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Wed Apr 6 22:24:06 BST 2022
El dimecres, 6 d’abril de 2022, a les 10:42:59 (CEST), Aron Szakacs va escriure:
> Swiss German is a more broad label, but would work as well. Bernese is a
> specific dialect of Swiss German, and would thus be easier to write down
> (as the rules would be clearer).
Seems a similar-ish situation to Occitan where "dialects" are "so different" they may as well be different "languages" (the barrier between dialect and language has always been muddy)
> I didn't know about the language codes. Unfortunately, I don't know of
> any other software project which has these translations, the closest
> that comes to mind is the "alemannic" Wikipedia, which is also written
> in a broad variety and mixture of dialects (including Bernese):
> I'm sorry if this isn't of much help. There is a fair amount of Bernese
> literature, and about a million speakers of the dialect, but probably
> very little to no presence in technology at all.
Right, thing is, we really need a language code, looking at
There's no Bernese German, if you think there should be a "Bernese German" as separate entity from gsw, you should probably talk to somewhere in your government or whoever regulates/promotes Bernese German (no idea if there's a "Bernese German" entity that says "this is right and this is wrong") and ask them about what they think about getting a new language code, it's hard but not impossible, the "Toki Pona" folks got one relatively recently and it definitely doesn't have a million speakers.
> On 4/6/22 01:08, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > El dimarts, 5 d’abril de 2022, a les 23:32:09 (CEST), Aron Szakacs va escriure:
> >> Dear translators and documenters,
> >> I would like to start translating KDE to Bernese German. I presume that
> >> there is no ongoing effort to do so, and in that case I would like to
> >> create a new language team for Bernese German on the language team page.
> >> I would be very happy if someone could help me set that up.
> > That's not going to be that easy, one of the important things when translating to a language is having a language code.
> > As far as I can see Bernese German doesn't have any language code, the closest (please accept my apologies if i'm saying something stupid here) I can find is gsw for Swiss German, which would also still be problematic because there doesn't seem to be a gsw locale in glibc.
> > Do you know of any other project that has translations to Bernese German (or Swiss German if it's at all "similar"?).
> > Cheers,
> > Albert
> >> Kind regards,
> >> Aron
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