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CLDR Ticket #10015(accepted data)

Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Likely region for Malay should be Malaysia, not Togo

Reported by: sascha Owned by: rick
Component: supplemental Data Locale:
Phase: dsub Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:



While working on cldrbug:9994 I noticed that the likely subtag for Malay [zlm] looks very suspicious. Currently, we have the following:

<likelySubtag from="zlm" to="zlm_Latn_TG"/>
<!--{ Malay (individual language); ?; ? } => { Malay (individual language); Latin; Togo }-->

However, Ethnologue writes in https://www.ethnologue.com/language/zlm:

  • Malay: A language of Malaysia
  • Alternate Names: Bahasa Malayu, Colloquial Malay, Informal Malay, Local Malay, Malayu, Melayu
  • Population: 10,500,000 in Malaysia (2004 census). 10 million in Peninsular Malaysia, 506,000 in Sarawak, and 30,000 in Labuan. L2 users: 3,000,000 in Malaysia. Total users in all countries: 18,877,700 (as L1: 15,877,700; as L2: 3,000,000).
  • Writing: Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Latin script [Latn].

Instead of the above, we should thus probably have the following:

<likelySubtag from="zlm" to="zlm_Latn_MY"/>
<!--{ Malay (individual language); ?; ? } => { Malay (individual language); Latin; Malaysia }-->


Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by sascha

  • Type changed from unknown to data
  • Component changed from unknown to supplemental

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by mark

  • Cc rick added
  • Owner changed from anybody to sascha
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 31

As I recall, there is a Togo language also called Malay, so we should look that over and make sure there isn't a confusion in code. These are generated from the language-country data, so the change should be made there if so.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by sascha

  • Owner changed from sascha to rick

Reassigning to Rick for the change to likelySubtags. (I had tried changing likelySubtags for some other languages, without luck.)

comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by rick

  • Milestone changed from 31 to UNSCH

This is going to get pushed for now. I don't find lang tag "zlm" in the country/lang/pop data spreadsheet at all. Data for Togo only contains Ewe, French and Ifè. It doesn't show up in Malaysia either. And I don't see "zlm.xml" in common/main or elsewhere... It only shows up in exemplars/main (zlm_Arab.xml).


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