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CLDR Ticket #9915(closed: no-time-to-do-this)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Extend Territory-Language Information to all living languages

Reported by: mats.gbproject@… Owned by: anybody
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I wonder if we could make it possible to add territory-language information for all living languages?

This would be a long-term project, but we could manage to get the data a little by little.

We could base it on ISO 639-3 codes for languages that are not already in the tabels.


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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by srl

I wonder if we could make it possible

It is theoretically possible… but not clear what is supposed to happen with this ticket. Are you volunteering to provide data?

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by mats.gbproject@…

There are 2 credible open source dataset we could use to get an initial mapping of all the languages in the world. There is a lot of data in Glottolog which is licensed under a creative commons:

We could also use the dataset in the Palaso Library which is licensed under a MIT license:
It also have some interesting data about writing systems used for different languages:

I think this would be a first great step for CLDR to better support more languages! For sure I'm volunteering to compare and analyze the data and try get overview of how they diverge and adapt the data to be implemented into CLDR. We also need to make sure languages are mapped correctly into the territories supported by CLDR that are not part of ISO 3166

(I had to unlink some sources as the ticket system faulty detect my post as spam because of "too many external links")

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to no-time-to-do-this

This is way too big of a maintenance effort for us to CLDR to consider. CLDR TC discussion of 2016-12-07 consensus is that we don't have the resources to do this.


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