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 Post subject: Welsh and Irish: Yes and No
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Hi,

I can see localizations for "Yes" and "No" in CLDR. As I'm sure you are aware in Welsh and Irish there are no direct translations for "Yes" and "No" because the answers depend on the questions being asked. I noticed that the cy.xml file does not contain any translation for "Yes" and "No" and therefore picks up the English versions.

I have two questions:-

1. Are there any plans for CLDR to handle this problem better than the standard approach of getting localizers to always phrase questions so they the result in a known 'I do'/'I do not' response ?

2. Why aren't there 'generic' translations for "Yes" and "No" (e.g. in Welsh "Iawn" and "Na", meaning "OK" and "No") ? Even these would be better than using English.

Guy Smith-Ferrier


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 Post subject: Re: Welsh and Irish: Yes and No
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Forum ate my reply...

#1 Yes/No here is for POSIX compliance. I don't see it going much beyond "You're about to post to the CLDR Forum. Proceed? (Lawn/Na)".

See http://cldr.unicode.org/translation/misc#TOC-Yes-No and http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr35/#POSIX_Elements


#2 If it's not there, it's due to lack of vetter participation. IF you'd like to consider helping out see http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool/accounts and http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr35/#POSIX_Elements

-Steven


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