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CLDR Ticket #6992(closed: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

North Korea (KP) and South Korea (KR) mixed up in Blin (byn), Tigre (tig) and Wolaytta (wal)

Reported by: David Fichtmueller <d.fichtmueller@…> Owned by: fredrik
Component: other Data Locale: byn, tig, wal
Phase: dsub Review: emmons
Weeks: Data Xpath: /ldml/localeDisplayNames/territories/territory[@type="KP" or @type="KR"]


In the tree languages Blin (byn), Tigre (tig) and Wolaytta (wal) the name "ደቡብ ኮሪያ" is provided as the translation for North Korea and the name "ሰሜን ኮሪያ" is provided for South Korea. These same words are used by the translations in Amharic (am) and Tigrinya (ti) but there they refer to South Korea ("ደቡብ ኮሪያ") and North Korea ("ሰሜን ኮሪያ"). The later version is most likely correct, since the word "ደቡብ" is also found in the translations for South Africa (ZA) by all five of these languages.

I can not actually verify that this is an error, but the similarity of those 5 languages (also in regard to other translations) and the translations for South Africa are a strong indicator that this is a mix up of the names.

All of translations of the three languages in question are still marked as "unconfirmed". If it is not possible to get a translator to confirm those translations any time soon, this mix up might as well be just be changed without a confirmation for the next release, so the unconfirmed version at least provides translations that are more likely to be correct.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mark

  • Owner changed from anybody to fredrik
  • Priority changed from assess to minor
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 26dsub

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by emmons

  • Milestone changed from 26dsub to 26dvet

Moving all 26dsub to 26dvet. Please assess the need to complete tickets by 26dvet, which is 2014-06-19

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Milestone changed from 26dvet to 27dsub

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • Phase set to dsub
  • Milestone changed from 27dsub to 27

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

By way of searching on Amharic wikipedia http://am.wikipedia.org I could confirm that ሰሜን ኮሪያ is North Korea and ደቡብ ኮሪያ is South Korea, as suggested by the reporter.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

  • Status changed from assigned to reviewing
  • Review set to emmons

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:8 Changed 3 months ago by mark

  • Component changed from main to other

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