Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 602908
Incorrect entry in Plasma Clock Holiday Region selector
Last modified: 2010-06-12 20:19:37 EDT
Description of problem:
The plasma panel digital clock calendar holiday setting lists countries, eg, Canada (British English)... and Québec! All the selections are countries with the language used in brackets, except Québec. This is not acceptable, listing Québec, which is a province of Canada, as if it were a separate country. The correct entry should read Canada (French).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Select the digital clock on the plasma panel and select the calendar holiday region.
Steps to Reproduce:
It's what kde upstream ships, I'd suggest contacting them (bugs.kde.org) if you don't agree.
In the meantime, I'l use my own channels to find if this was intentional or not.
It's a direct provocation to Canadian sovereignty. It suggests that KDE e.V. is promoting/endorsing Québec separation and independence.
Fwiw, testing kde-4.4.4 here lists quebec separately too, but none of the entries contain ()'s.
The list also contains other provinces such as South Tyrol (= Südtirol / Alto Adige = Province of Bolzano/Bozen in Italy), "bavarian" (Bavaria (Bayern), a province of Germany) and "catalan" (Catalunia, a province of Spain). Nowhere is it claimed that all entries correspond to countries.
(In reply to comment #4)
> The list also contains other provinces such as South Tyrol (= Südtirol / Alto
> Adige = Province of Bolzano/Bozen in Italy), "bavarian" (Bavaria (Bayern), a
> province of Germany) and "catalan" (Catalunia, a province of Spain). Nowhere is
> it claimed that all entries correspond to countries.
That may be the case, but Québec would not be a correct way to indicate that French for parts of Canada is to be selected. New Brunswick is officially bilingual and home of the Acadians (Cajuns, to Americans), Manitoba has a huge Francophone community, as does Ontario, and the prairie provinces also have vestiges of French-speaking communities, the city of St. Albert in Alberta, for example, comes to mind.
With a Québec selector, one excluded the other Francophone Canadians and this does not reflect the reality of Canada.
In Germany, 99% of Bavarians actually do live in the state of Bavaria, and in Italy, Tyroleans are concentrated in the province of South Tyrol.
But this is not just a matter of language, different regions of Canada actually have different holidays.
True. Every province and territory has its own holidays and, although many coincide, albeit with different names, some do not.
The states of Germany also all have thier own holidays. I lived in Rheinland-Pflaz for almost a decade and we had completely different holidays than neighbouring Baden-Württemberg, for example.
Wikipedia has a great page(s) that shows the holidays of all the Canadian provinces and German states (and many other countries, too).
Seen in the context of a holiday region and not a language, I can accept this, but in that case, then all Canadian provinces and all German states should have their own entries.
(In reply to comment #6)
> But this is not just a matter of language, different regions of Canada actually
> have different holidays.
It's a federation after all.