Bug 442799 - glib2 uses sr@Latn rather sr@latin directory
Summary: glib2 uses sr@Latn rather sr@latin directory
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glib2   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-16 21:10 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2008-09-04 21:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-04 21:32:37 UTC
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Description Robert Scheck 2008-04-16 21:10:18 UTC
Description of problem:
glib2 uses sr@Latn rather sr@latin directory, so glib20.mo is: 

> rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/sr@Latn
file /usr/share/locale/sr@Latn is not owned by any package

> rpm -qf /usr/share/locale/sr@latin

See also bug #436887 for further information.

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

How reproducible:
Everytime, see above.

Expected results:
Use sr@latin instead of the current sr@Latn directory for glib2.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-17 00:50:07 UTC
Patching this on a per-package basis is hardly productive.
I've sent a mail to gnome-i18n@gnome.org to discuss switching all Serbian gnome
translations over to the new glibc locale tag.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:32:53 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 3 Miloš Komarčević 2008-05-22 11:58:46 UTC
Matthias, thanks for taking an interest in this issue.

When we discussed this unification and transition within our community some time
ago (which was prompted by glibc maintainer's inflexibility), I hoped the Gnome
guys would get on it by now - we've managed to switch most of Fedora's modules
so far.

I think Danilo was hoping to get rid of sr@Latn in Gnome altogether and come up
with a runtime solution that would do transliteration on the fly when sr@latin
is requested, but AFAIK that work is not finished yet, and I decided to go ahead
commit sr@latin translations to Fedora modules in the meantime.

This issue is a mess since there doesn't seem to be a standard way to denote
locale differences based on script across glibc/X/Gnome/KDE/Mozilla/OOo/Web.
FYI, I personally think this is a good discussion of the overall problem:


and would love to see something like CLRD/RFC4646(obsoletes 3066 mentioned in
the dcoument above) implemented across the board, but don't see glibc changing.

Anyway, please let me know if I can help liaise with other Serbian teams and
upstream projects. You can also get in touch with our Fedora team at

Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2008-07-27 14:40:10 UTC

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2008-08-06 01:52:38 UTC
Relevant upstream bug is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=481423

Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2008-08-25 17:11:56 UTC
This has just been changed upstream for all of Gnome. 
2.24 will use sr@latin.

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