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CLDR Ticket #11042(accepted data)

Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

Request to add locale "en-AE"

Reported by: addison@… Owned by: pedberg
Component: main Data Locale: en-AE
Phase: dsub Review:
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Amazon would like to request the addition of a new English language locale, for which we will provide initial data, to support English/United Arab Emirates (en-AE).

Currently there are no English-language locales in the Middle East except en-IL. We have data to show that there are significant English language speaker populations, particularly in UAE. These locales tend to use en-US spellings/word choice/etc. but formats tend to be similar to en-GB. Lack of a specific locale in this region presents numerous problems for localization and presentation as a result.

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by pedberg

  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Status changed from new to design
  • Component changed from unknown to main
  • Type changed from unknown to data

The question is: when specifying the parent, whether to favor the linguistic content or the formats. I tend to think we should favor the linguistic content, then explicitly override the formats as necessary.

comment:2 Changed 4 weeks ago by pedberg

  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from design to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 35

For this case, orthography like en_US, formats like en_GB; have this inherit from en, and copy formats in. Addison to provide data.

Peter will file a separate ticket to investigate mixed inheritance.

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