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CLDR Ticket #9433(closed: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Mi'kmaq language incorrectly spelled as Micmac

Reported by: goodgodwin@… Owned by: pedberg
Component: other Data Locale: en
Phase: dvet Review: srl
Weeks: Data Xpath: ldml/localeDisplayNames/language[type="mic"]


The spelling of the Mi'kmaq language used in language files under the language code mic uses an outdated spelling of the language.

From Wikipedia:

Until the 1980s, "Micmac" remained the most common spelling in English. Although still used, for example in Ethnologue, this spelling has fallen out of favour in recent years. Most scholarly publications now use the spelling Mi'kmaq, and it has been adopted by media as the spelling Micmac is now considered to be "colonially tainted". The Mi'kmaq prefer to use one of the three current Mi'kmaq orthographies when writing the language.


Uses from government publications:

I have also filed an issue with Ethnologue asking them to change the spelling.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by pedberg

  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Phase changed from dsub to dvet
  • Priority changed from assess to major
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 30

Need to check on which quote-equivalent character to use.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by pedberg

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi%27kmaq_language#Writing_system it uses the vertical APOSTROPHE U+0027 to mark vowel length.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by pedberg

  • Data Locale changed from All to en
  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing
  • Review set to srl

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by srl

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

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by mark

  • Component changed from main to other

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